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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 09:38:20 +0200
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On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 02:25:31PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> >
> > but dpkg is expected to update file permissions/owners isn't it?
> No, actually it's not expected to do that.
> The current behaviour allows users to override permissions on
> directories without having to worry about them again after upgrades.
> The side effect, of course, is that wrong permissions are not
> automatically "fixed" by dpkg, because dpkg does not know whether they
> are different because they were wrong, or because you wanted them to
> be different.
> The current dpkg behaviour assumes the user knows what he/she is doing.
> I don't think dpkg maintainers will want to change it, but feel free to ask.

mmh.. too late, i already asked. well let's see if they take my suggestion
so every user doesn't need to fix permissions manualy :)

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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