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Re: problem with ldconfig and packaging libs

"Oscar" == Oscar Levi <elf@buici.com> writes:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 01:35:07AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>> Yes; I think the other advice was rather bad.

> Really.  That sounds like a jab.  Is there an ego needing a snack?

No, I don't think so.  Maybe I wasn't clear.  

It is bad advice for someone asking help about fakeroot to tell them
to also use sudo or super.  Pick one and one only.

> What is 'bad' about using sudo?  If I have a package that needs to
> be owned by root what is wrong with sudo?

> I'm not sure what is to like about fakeroot.  It lets me create a
> setuid root program without asking me if I want to grant this
> priviledge to my users.  At least sudo has a permission check.

If you even think that Linux itself will even *let* you do this, you
need to do a little RTM'ing.

fakeroot simple *pretends* it is creating files with an ownership of
root or what-have you. It doesn't actually do any such thing.  Try it.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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