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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
> problem.

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

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