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Re: mkdir() and group id

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: mkdir() and group id
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 02:19:35 +0200
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On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 02:00:44AM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> broken package build scripts (I am not sure how many there are.  Potentially
> many, but as long as you build as root in root owned directories we won't
> easily notice most of them).

Actually, one interesting piece of information is that when unpacking
sources as root, dpkg-source will not invoke tar with --no-same-owner, and
the bug will show up, too!

And, jolly mess!  tar will generate some random uids/gids if it doesn't know
the user and group names in the tar file.  Exactly those I found in the
broken packages.  So there is no Hurd bug here after all.  It's a merry
mixture of bugs in tar, dpkg and the debian/rules scripts of the packages.


`Rhubarb is no Egyptian god.' Debian http://www.debian.org brinkmd@debian.org
Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    marcus@gnu.org

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