Re: sendmail issues (was: Re: cron has gone to UTC time?)
Richard Braakman wrote:
> Not necessarily. The timespan can be reduced to zero. dpkg can
> create the new file under a different name, set its permissions
> correctly, and then replace the old file in an atomic operation.
> I think this is how it operates right now.
> We'd only have to invent a way for the system administrator to
> override the permissions on specific files. This could easily be much
> more powerful than the suidregister hooks we now have in specific
> packages. We could have a tool like dpkg-setperms that overrides the
> mode and ownership of any file.
Yes, but now we're back to the problem of modifying dpkg. I'd love to see
this thing written though.
see shy jo