Re: shellutils grave bug
> Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > Found the problem: the slink version of debhelper didn't strip the
> > setuid bit from executables, the current potato version does.
> Wow really?
> * dh_fixperms: linux 2.1.x and 2.2.x differ from earlier versions in that
> they do not clear the suid bit on a file when the owner of that file
> changes. It seems that fakeroot behaves the same as linux 2.1 here. I
> was relying on the old behavior to get rid of suid and sgid bits on files.
> Since this no longer happens implicitly, I've changed to clearing the
> bits explicitly.
> * There's also a small behavior change involved here. Before, dh_fixperms
> did not clear suid permissions on files that were already owned by root.
> Now it does.
> Ah, I see. I'm sorry this caused you trouble, it was a nasty fix for a nasty
The trouble was finding why the suid flag vanished, not the solution ;)
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
Debian GNU/Linux Developer, see http://www.debian.org/~jdg