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Re: permissions of files in dist tarball (was: stable coreutils-8.1 toda
Re: permissions of files in dist tarball (was: stable coreutils-8.1 today, fingers crossed)
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:23:39 -0600 (CST)
Alpine 2.01 (GSO 1266 2009-07-14)
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009, Thomas Dickey wrote:
Make sure that the directory into which the distribution unpacks (as
well as any subdirectories) are all world-writable (octal mode 777).
This is so that old versions of `tar' which preserve the ownership and
permissions of the files from the tar archive will be able to extract
all the files even if the user is unprivileged.
Does anyone have a cite for what version, how old?
(sounds like mid 1980's, actually).
It must not be that old since I have distinct memories of such
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