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Re: Packages' use of dpkg-statoverride

Previously Joe Drew wrote:
> Is dpkg-statoverride meant to be used in a package, or only by sysadmins?

Both: you only need to call it if you want to change the default settings
as they are used in the .deb.

> I've got a package which currently asks whether the svgalib binary
> should be installed suid root. The safest way to do this, of course,
> would be to ship it 755, and then add the suid bit later.

You can ask the question in the .config or preinst and register
the statoverride before the package is unpacked, that is the best


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