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Re: dpkg/main/help.c

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 05:00:13PM +0100, Sam Vilain wrote:
> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> > > In this environment, the chmod() will fail, and this is causing my
> > > `apt-get install ssh' to fail.
> > Could bindfs mounts better handle this for you? I've used it extensively
> > on chroot environments.
> You mean `mount --bind'?  No, definitely not.  `root' still needs to be
> able to replace the files, and it is not acceptable for one vserver to be
> able to alter another vserver's files in any way.

Then you are asking for special casing for an off-the-wall situation.
Removing that part of the dpkg code opens up all sorts of security
issues, so it cannot be bypassed.

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