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Re: user private groups and a src group

Craig Sanders said:
> I really don't see why this is needed as a default part of the debian
> distribution.
> What benefits does it give you which can't be achieved just by expecting
> a little intelligence from the sysadmin and from the user?
> If you guys who want to have it really need it, then why not develop a
> package with the required patched binaries, and a shell script to change
> all the directory permissions automagically.
> That way, those of you who want this can have it, while those of use who
> prefer the traditional and secure methods of group management can rest
> easy.
> As far as I am concerned, if this becomes a standard "feature" of debian
> then I am going to have to give up on debian and start looking for
> something else to install.  I don't have the time to spend fixing up
> such a weirdo "solution" to a problem which doesn't even exist.

And I say, AMEN.  I have read the arguments, pro and con, and I can see
where the proposed changes would be advantageous to some users in some
situations, but not as a general solution to be forced on everybody.
If it's FSSTND compliant, OK, otherwise, it's the local user/sysadmin's

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