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Re: glibc 2.0.94 for testing

At 13:11 -0700 1998-07-28, Anders Hammarquist wrote:
>>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.

I am talking about a different problem entirely.
Joel "Espy" Klecker    Debian GNU/Linux Developer    <mailto:jk@espy.org>
<http://www.espy.org/>                          <ftp://ftp.espy.org/pub/>

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