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Re: where should patches be sent?

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 07:44:33PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> I'll give you a quick run-down, so if anything looks like it will be
> problematic for acceptance, I can schedule it in my todo list.
> 1) Alter debian/rules to be .exe extension aware (only affects cygwin).
> 2) Alter all chmod root.root / install -o root -g root in debian/rules
> to 
> be $(ROOTUSER).$(ROOTGROUP)/ -o $(ROOTUSER) -g $(ROOTGROUP), with the 
> default values being root and root. Cygwin users override on the command
> line (perhaps in the future automagically) with their appropriate root
> user and group values. (i.e. Administrator and Administrators).
> 3) Alter all (found) instances of root checking in .c or scripts to use
> permission
> checks instead. (i.e. try and fail, rather than assume failure). (Only
> affects cygwin).

	It may not be a cygwin specific issue.

I am currently testing dpkg under hpux, irix and solaris. It is not used to
manage the system itself, but a bunch of free software (gimp, gcc, bash,
The trick is that the system may not be owned by root.

Currently, I have commented the chown(0,0) in the c code, so I would also be
interested in a proper method.

BTW, I wonder how you manage the chroot() ? Does cygwin emulates it ?


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