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Re: Question regarding dpkg files

Paddy Sreenivasan <paddy.sreenivasan@gmail.com> writes:

> I read Debian maintainers guide and could not find answer for my
> question.

> I maintain a rpm package that installs files as non-root user.  How do I
> control file ownership and permissions in deb packages?

Set file ownership and permissions properly in the package.  Debian's
package build process, unlike RPMs, doesn't rely on the spec file to
handle ownership of files.  Just chown the files as appropriate in
debian/rules and Debian's package building software will preserve that

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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