Re: Adding file permissions to /var/lib/dpkg/*.list
On Fri May 4 2007 11:41:11 am Conrado Buhrer wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would probably be a nice feature to have file permissions added to
> /var/lib/dpkg/*.list files for several reasons.
> In case of mistakes all file permissions could be restored.
What kind of mistakes?
> It would facilitate installed package verification,
> eliminating the need for tripwire.
Tripwire does more than keep track of permissions.
> Perhaps you can think of more.
I'm having trouble thinking of the two or three (far less
than "several") reasons you've mentioned.
> RPM does it, Solaris pkg does it, AIX supports it. Why not dpkg?
I don't know.
Why do RPM, Solaris and AIX pkg managers keep track of permissions; what
kinds of operations can those other pkg managers do which dpkg is
prevented from doing because it doesn't keep track of permissions?