Re: user private groups and a src group
firstname.lastname@example.org (Carlos Carvalho) writes:
> First, assuming the proposed scheme, I strongly prefer mounting with
> bsd semantics, instead of setting the sgid bit.
As Ian Jackson noted, this kind of comment has no place here. This
isn't a vote and your preference doesn't come with any rationale.
> Secondly, I don't think /usr/src or anything in /usr should have it,
> because /usr cannot normally be written to.
This has nothing to do with /usr being read-only.
First of all, making /usr read-only CAPABLE is the main issue, not
making it read-only at all times.
If you are exporting /usr to an array of machines there is no reason
that it should be exported read-write. On a central server, it may be
mounted read-write or re-mounted read-write when changes (including
/usr/src) are made.
If you wish to make /usr/src read-write, but leave the rest of
/usr/src read-only, then you could symlink it to somewhere else, but
that is your own business.
(Please followup to email@example.com)
Daniel Quinlan <firstname.lastname@example.org>