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Re: wrong GID owner breaks execution of X

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: wrong GID owner breaks execution of X
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 09:15:05 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 02:05:27PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> This is normal dpkg behaviour.
> You should get the right permissions if you reinstall the system from
> scratch using base-files_3.0.3 (alternatively, you can change them
> yourself by hand). As far as base-files is concerned, this is fixed.

Yes, base-files seems correct to me as its directories are GID root:

> > bilbo:/tmp# dpkg --contents base-files_3.0.3_hurd-i386.deb | grep tmp
> > drwxrwxrwt root/root         0 2002-06-04 15:42:18 ./tmp/
> > drwxrwxrwt root/root         0 2002-06-04 15:42:18 ./var/tmp/

but dpkg is expected to update file permissions/owners isn't it?

> [ If there are still basehurd.tgz tarballs floating around using 3.0.2
> not having the right permissions, the tarball should be re-created ].

well that fixes the problem for us. i'll ask the dpkg people about this
possible bug though.


Robert Millan

"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"

              Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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