On Thursday 01 January 2009, grok <email@example.com> wrote about 'Suggestion about file permissions being listed in debian packages': >A lot of issues with users come about because of incorrect >file/dir permissions (for whatever reasons. Make no >assumptions, please. There's a good reason why Ubuntu now >exists). I don't know that's true, but I'll assume it is for the benefit of further discussion. >Wouldn't the '/var/lib/dpkg/info/<package>.list' files be >the perfect place to explicitly lay out the file & directory >permissions/user/group info for each file in a package? Yes. >That >way, the users could, if necessary, check the present state >of their packages by this list, first, to see if their >problems might possibly be cleared up by adherence to this >schema. The worst that could happen would be that the info >in the .list file would be wrong -- itself a symptom of a >bad install, etc. I agree. >Does this make sense? Yes. Try searching the archives for previous discussions (I don't remember any, but the list has been around a *long* time), you might find some less agreeable points of view that will help sharpen your argument. Assuming no one pipes up here with an issue after a week or so. File a bug (wishlist priority) against the "general" pseudo-package, and follow up it's opening with a mail to debian-devel; that should get the ball rolling. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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