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Re: glibc 2.0.94 for testing

>At 11:41 -0700 1998-07-27, Jules Bean wrote:
>>On Sat, 25 Jul 1998, Joel Klecker wrote:
>>> BTW, someone needs to build dpkg >= for sparc, otherwise, folks
>>> running 2.1 kernels will not have fun.
>>What breaks?
>Everything involving unpacking a .deb.

Well, that overstating it a bit I think. What breaks is that dpkg-deb[1]
runs chown(2) on everything it extracts from the archive, including
symlinks. In recent 2.1 kernels, there is an lchown(2) call, and chown(2)
follows symlinks (unlike 2.0 kernels where chown(2) will chown the symlink).
If the symlink dpkg-deb tries to chown is broken, it exits, as chown(2)
returned ENOENT.


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