Re: Making more groups and removing 32 groups limit.
On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 04:42:40PM -0400, Carl Mummert wrote:
> >OK, you can say that it's the admin task but it would be more clean to do
> >this and the admin can't do everything. For example, if the dpkg
> >database.... would be like an email spool, owned by a group called pkg for
> >example, root could give the package management to a specific user.
> >For now, even if the admin does
> >addgroup pkg
> >chown -R root.pkg /var/lib/dpkg
> >chmod -R g+....
> >dpkg will say that it needs root.
> dpkg has to write files to directories owned by root...
Yes, I forgot this. But in the other examples, it would be better to have
more groups, wouldn't be ?
> >What I say is maybe stupid but it would be really simpler et efficient to
> >divide the system into a multitude of groups.
> Wait a little while; there is talk of adding ACL features to linux, which
> would fix your '32-group' problem.
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