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Re: Build problem with Courier (#327162), need help

Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 12:52:45PM +0200, Willi Mann wrote:
>>> find /tmp/courier-0.47/debian/tmp -perm +u+x -type f | xargs chmod 
>>> u+rwx,go+rx
>> The reason is that findutils 4.2.2{4,5}-1 behave differently. (I don't 
>> know why exactly). If you change the -perm argument to
>> -perm -u+x
>> it works.

The whole thing is caused by

| The GNU extension "find ... -perm +MODE" has been withdrawn because it
| is incompatible with POSIX in obscure cases like "find ... -perm ++r".
| Use the new syntax "find ... -perm /MODE" instead.  Old usages will
| still continue to work, so long as they don't conflict with POSIX.

however, today I am too stupid to properly parse the way -perm works

> That means something different. There's still an example using +g+w on
> the find man page; if it's broken, isn't it a bug in find?

It is indeed a bug that the manpage has not caught up - the info docs
are up-to-date. I'll get this fixed.
                   cu andreas
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