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Re: statoverride implemented

On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 04:35:05PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> This has an advantage over suidmanager: there is no longer a delay
> between when a file is created, and when its status can be changed
> in the postinst.

No more "ping not suid" bugs!!!!!

Please excuse me while I squeal with delight.

> It can of course also be done in the postinst, but then you will
> still have a delay between extraction of the file and changing the
> ownership/filemode.

This doesn't need to be done by the .deb itself though, does it? We just
distribute the binaries suid, and leave the admin to change the mode
when s/he feels inclined.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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