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updating GID owner of directories


I found that when dpkg is upgrading a package, it could not
restore the GID owner of contained directories to the new
version in the package:

bilbo:/tmp# dpkg --contents base-files_3.0.3_hurd-i386.deb | grep tmp
drwxrwxrwt root/root         0 2002-06-04 15:42:18 ./tmp/
drwxrwxrwt root/root         0 2002-06-04 15:42:18 ./var/tmp/
bilbo:/tmp# dpkg -i base-files_3.0.3_hurd-i386.deb 
(Reading database ... 21633 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace base-files 3.0.3 (using base-files_3.0.3_hurd-i386.deb) ...Unpacking replacement base-files ...
Setting up base-files (3.0.3) ...

bilbo:/tmp# ls -ndl .
drwxrwxrwt    3 0        1000         4096 Jun  4 15:42 .

GID of /tmp was 1000 and hasn't been updated. I guess this is a bug
but i'm not sure if this is the expected behaviour, could you
clarify this?


Robert Millan

"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"

              Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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