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Re: Which version/change in dpkg made it fully honour file modes?

Hi Guillem, all,

On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 14:01:33 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > So it seems that wheezy's dpkg ignores this:
> > 
> > diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
> > new file mode 120000
> > 
> > while sid's dpkg fully interprets the this-is-a-symlink bit.
> Actually dpkg-source does not even know about git-style patches, it's
> just that the patch program has started recognizing them since version
> 2.7. There's already 749070, and I had pending sending a mail to d-d,
> precisely looking for possible build breakages. Anyway I'll try to whip
> up that mail today.

As I have seen a few more packages doing this recently, could you please send me
a pointer to the mail thread on d-d - I seem to have missed this I'm afraid (and
749070 doesn't yet have further info).

Thanks and sorry,

PS.: Still not subscribed to d-dpkg, so a CC on replies would be appreciated.

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