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Re: potato /root permissions?

> Note the 'grins' and ':)' in my comment. Obviously, it's of dubious merit.

Obviously, I should have included more ":)"'s in my own message.
> > Are you also worried that /var/log is not 700, too?
> Extremely, because I am the total idiot that you are treating me like.

Paul, I don't think you are an idiot, and, I wasn't trying to treat you like
one.  If you have been offended by anything I've said, please accept my
> I merely posted this because I noticed it and wasn't sure if there were
> intentional changes involved along the way from slink to potato. This is
> the testing list. I did get one off-list reply saying that his potato and
> woody systems had /root as 700.

But were they systems that had been installed as potato/woody, or slink and
then upgraded?

I have yet to do a from-scratch potato install.
> The issue here is whether this is the expected behavior and if so whether
> it should also apply to upgrades from previous releases. Is it a bug or
> not?

Honestly, I don't know.  I merely replied to your post to point out that
there's a high chance that this is by design and not accident.  Since slink
was the only release that ever shipped with /root as 700, potato installing
it as 755 is merely a return to earlier (and, to me, marginally preferable)


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