Re: file permissions in latest tarball
On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 10:08:40PM +0000, Philip Charles wrote:
> 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?
I think so. Just check with tar tzf, and if there are no suspicious user
ids, it's okay.
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