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Re: statoverride

On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 10:10:21PM +0100, peter karlsson wrote:
> Hi!
> So, am I supposed to move over my packages from using suidmanager to
> use the new dpkg-statoverride? If so, is there a HOWTO describing how
> to do it somewhere?

Well, the dpkg-statoverride tool basically will not be used by packages.
The idea is that you provide the programs with their default setup (suid
or not) and the users/admins will user dpkg-statoverride to override your

Wichert says he will have a postinst script that converts suid.conf over
to statoverride format. It seems to me that the best way to convert is to
simply remove the calls to suidmanager in your install scripts. If you
user debhelper and currently depend on it to add in the suidmanager calls
to your postinst scripts, then most likely you wont have to do anything,
except rebuild with the new debhelper when it comes around (since I'm
guessing it will drop this support, in favor of dpkg's conversion).


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