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Bug#207428: acknowledged by developer (Not a dpkg bug)

Artur R. Czechowski wrote:
On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 02:48:05PM -0700, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:

This is not a bug in dpkg; if your filesystem doesn't have UNIX semantics, you are on your own and will see spurious errors like this one.
I'm closing this bug.

I'd only like to say that it is dpkg bug. Even though NFS doesn't have UNIX fs
semantics it is still valid configuration which dpkg should work on without
all those junk.

So that dpkg doesn't preserve permissions and will probably break in interesting ways if you use it on, say, fat32 is also a dpkg bug?

I'm not reopening this bug only because I lost interest in fixing it - I am
not using /tmp on NFS now. But I'm really unhappy about the way this bug
has been dealt with.

Please rather try to convince me why dpkg should handle odd, non-UNIX semantics. (Also, a suggestion on how to fix it would be nice. :)

- tfheen

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