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Re: Preserving file attributes across upgrades

On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 06:56:21PM -0500, Stephen Gran wrote:
> Hello all,
> I normally keep /usr/bin/cdrecord and /usr/bin/cdrdao as so:
> -rwxr-s---    1 root     cdrom 
> This lets me add users to the cdrom group, so they can burn CDs as
> users, and I don't have to either give them the root password or set up
> sudo for these occasions.  In the last couple of days, cdrdao has had a
> couple of updates (in sid), and I've had to reset the permissions on
> /usr/bin/cdrdao each time.  This finally tickled a nagging itch of mine,
> so I'm asking now.  Am I missing something, or is there currently no way 
> to keep special permission setups like mine across upgrades?  

dpkg-statoverride should do that for you.

Rob Weir <rweir@ertius.org>				http://ertius.org/

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