Re: Group src
On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 08:09:40PM +0200, Frank A. Uepping wrote:
> 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 [email@example.com]
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