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Re: install-sh misbehaves badly on buggy FreeBSD systems

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: install-sh misbehaves badly on buggy FreeBSD systems
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 15:38:17 +0200
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>>> "PE" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

 PE> 2006-10-10  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

 PE> * lib/install-sh (posix_mkdir): Reject FreeBSD 6.1 mkdir -p -m,
 PE> which incorrectly sets the mode of an existing destination
 PE> directory.  In some cases the unpatched install-sh could do the
 PE> equivalent of "chmod 777 /" or "chmod 0 /" on a buggy FreeBSD
 PE> system.  We hope this is rare in practice, but it's clearly worth
 PE> fixing.  Problem reported by Alex in
 PE> <>.
 PE> Also, don't bother to check for -m bugs unless we're using -m;
 PE> suggested by Stepan Kasal.

Thanks.  I've installed that along with the script version and THANKS update.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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