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Re: Group src

On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 08:09:40PM +0200, Frank A. Uepping wrote:
> Hi,
> for what is the group src used in Debian?


    This group owns source code, including files in /usr/src. It can be
    used locally to give a user the ability to manage system source

    HELP: /usr/src is owned by group src and is setgid. This doesn't
    make files put there by foo-src packages necessarily be owned by
    group src though. If the intent is to make group src be able to
    manage source code, perhaps policy should say that foo-src packages
    make files in /usr/src owned and writeable by the group (and files
    in tarballs dropped there likewise)?

> Is there any document describing the policy of the Debian groups?

Yes, it's in /usr/share/doc/base-passwd/users-and-groups.html (or
.txt.gz if you prefer) on testing and unstable systems. If you only have
stable systems, the canonical source for that document is currently



Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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