Bug#144571: dpkg-source invokes tar without --no-same-owner
On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 02:41:27AM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Package: dpkg-dev
> Version: 1.9.20
> when extracting tar files, --no-same-owner is the default for everyone
> except root. This means that dpkg-source -x used as root will produce
> more or less random uids/gids on the files and directories it extracts.
Not random, as marcus points out in his next email to the bug.
It's a bit weird, I concede, but surely dpkg-source is not the kind of
command you should be running as root anyhow? Running arbitrary
commands as root often leads to security problems...
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