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Bug#136318: 11.9: document handling of directories permission when upgrading



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.5.5.0
Severity: wishlist


Hello Developers,

Policy 11.9 document the way permissions of files are handled. It basically
say "Put permission in the package as you want them on the installed system".

There is one case where it is false, when you upgrade a package and want
to change the permission of a directory in a new version. dpkg will keep
the old permission so you must use postinst script.
This behaviour is not well documented see
<http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2002/debian-mentors-200202/msg00191.html>

Documenting it in this section may avoid mistakes and would be logical.

Cheers,

-- 
Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux yellowpig 2.2.19 #1 Tue Apr 24 20:02:21 CEST 2001 i686

Versions of packages debian-policy depends on:
ii  fileutils                     4.0l-8     GNU file management utilities.    




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