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Re: fakeroot-hurd bug or not?

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: fakeroot-hurd bug or not?
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 22:13:09 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Justus Winter, le Thu 08 Oct 2015 12:56:20 +0200, a écrit :
> Quoting Samuel Thibault (2015-09-23 19:08:15)
> > All that being said, we should probably not let the programs inside
> > fakeroot believe they can write to /
> I'm not so sure.  In my mind, fakeroot should fake as much as
> possible, and fail at the latest point possible.

Yes, but we have seen cases where programs, after seeing they can
access() /, would thus try to install stuff there and thus fail.

> The test program only does stat and access, and never actually tries
> to write to /.

access() is to be considered like a write, actually. fakeroot-{tcp,sysv}
were actually changes into doing that.

> > (because they may then try to, while they can't actually).
> We could make that possible ofc.

But that's not what people currently expect, actually.


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