Another Emacs bug
Well, `bug' is probably too strong a word: it is a minor
inconvenience. Emacs seems to look for /etc/chown in dired-mode,
while it is actually in /bin. The problem is that dired is dumped
into the emacs image, so editing dired.el and byte-compiling it again
does not help. I have been editing the emacs binary (with emacs, of
course) to change the string `/etc/chown' to `/bin/chown', which is a
lot quicker than recompiling emacs. I think the best solution would
be to make the appropriate change in dired.el and loaddefs.el and send
it to the emacs maintainer.
Digression: should chown be in /sbin or /bin, since it is only usable
by the superuser?
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