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Re: dpkg-statoverride: Do I need a cluebat?

On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Adam Heath wrote:
> maintainers don't use dpkg-statoverride.  They set the perms in the .deb,
> inside debian/rules.

Current dpkg does not have the required functionality for that to be true.
Maintainer scripts _do_ use dpkg-statoverride.  Although, if any such
scripts is updating an existing override, it is probably buggy.

Too bad this thing has no concept of overrides from the local admin, and
overrides from the package, like diversions do.  Come to think of it,
why the heck was it implemented without such functionality?

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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