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Re: fakeroot status

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: fakeroot status
Date: 13 May 2002 22:54:54 -0700
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> There is another problem with fakeroot, and that is chmod.  It doesn't work
> at all :)  I always get EOPNOTSUPP.  Your comment:
>    Unlike the normal Unix
>    and Hurd meaning of chmod, this function is also used to attempt to
>    change files into other types.  If such a transition is attempted which
>    is impossible, then return EOPNOTSUPP.  */

Um, I don't think this is supposed to happen!

file_chmod is *not* supposed to affect the IFMT bits; where is this
comment found?

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