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Re: dpkg-statoverride question

On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 08:26:24PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 1. I got this straight from the policy 11.9.1. This is the recommended
> > practise for dynamic user ids. Is the policy wrong? (on second
> > thoughts; I forgot to implement the recommended "The corresponding
> > `dpkg-statoverride --remove' calls can then be made unconditionally when
> > the package is purged.")
> I don't agree that it is correct to call dpkg-statoverride --remove
> _unconditionally_ when removing such a package.  This makes it impossible
> for the admin to override the permissions, does it not?

Presumably if you are purging the package, you know longer require
the permissions to be overriden.

This will generally be OK I think for private data, shared directories
could be a problem though (my data is private and not used by
any other package).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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