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Re: Adding file permissions to /var/lib/dpkg/*.list

Bruce Sass writes:
> 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?

Mistakes made by the local admin as described in #34194.  I've made
such a mistake myself one day, instead of typing

# chmod 755 bin/*

I typed 

# chmod 755 /bin/*

and had to boot another system to look which programs are supposed to
be installed suid root.



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