Re: Suspecting permission bug in dpkg
I had an accident with `dired' last week; I had the cursor on a
directory, went to recursively chown that dir using the `!' command,
and typed `chown user.group -R .' instead of `chown user.group -R *',
and it recursed from `/' instead of the dir I had the cursor on.
It would be nice if `dpkg' had a handy switch to restore ownership
and permissions of `/var/**' and suchlike. I believe that `rpm' has
such a thing. That, plus the `setuidregister' functionality, built
into `dpkg' (or `dpkg2' or whatever) would be nice to have on
occasions like this.
I might try and hack `dired' and have it scan the command for this
type of error...