Re: rpm: can it comply debian policy?
Bob Proulx wrote:
> One thing that my limited experience with alien has shown me, and perhaps
> someone can correct me, is that alien does not respect rpm owner, group,
> mode on files. So you might alien an rpm and find the files are all
> owned by 'bob' instead of 'root' because 'bob' created the rpm. Whereas
> if you had installed the file as an rpm the files would all be correctly
This is why alien prints warning messages if you run it as a non-root
user. If you want owners to be preserved, use root or fakeroot.
see shy jo
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