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Re: dpkg-statoverride: usage question.

Previously Steve Greenland wrote:
> Okay, now *I'm* confused. If dpkg is getting the default permissions
> from the package itself, doesn't that imply that Rob needs to ship the
> file "properly sgid mail"?

He needs to ship it with whatever should be the default. Only if
the default has to be changed should dpkg-statoverride be used,
which can be either because the local admin wants something different,
or because a debconf or postinst script asked the user what default
he wants and he/she chooses something an option that happens to be
different from the permissions/ownership used in the package.


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