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Re: file permissions in latest tarball

On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 07:52:28PM +0200, Tom Cato Amundsen wrote:
> > Marcus, earlier this week I downloaded the latest tarball
> > and lots of files and directories have the group id set to
> > 1000, so forexample /info and 5-7 other toplevel directories
> > has that group. Also X did complain about stange file owners.
> > (yes, I did unpack using the --same-owner and zxvpf options)
> What? That's awful. Thanks for letting me now (and I think I checked it!
> I need to clean my glasses, obviously.) I will make a new tar file, then.
I am assuming from the follow-ups to this that it is safe to use the
latest tarball in the installation CD.  Am I correct?


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