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Re: owner and group in files and copy


From: Ed Brown
Subject: Re: owner and group in files and copy
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 09:53:40 -0600

I was using 2.1.9 for the test, and am fairly sure that 2.1.6 behaves
the same as well.  Maybe something changed in 2.1.10?


On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 09:27, Christian Pearce wrote:
> hmm... It was definitely happening to me.  What version do you run?  I
> am using 2.1.10.  I am trying to reproduce it on a smaller snippet of
> code.  I was pulling files from the Cfengine server.  Take a look at the
> code though.  It does save the uid and gid.
> 
> On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 10:13, Ed Brown wrote:
> > In my experience, and in a test just now, setting destination ownership 
> > for one copy statement does not carry over to subsequent copy
> > statements.  The default behavior in the absence of explicit settings is
> > to preserve the ownership of the source file.
> > 
> > -Ed
> > 
> > 
> > On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 19:00, Chris Edillon wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 13:17, Christian Pearce wrote:
> > > > Why does the owner or group get carried over to the next copy statement
> > > > executed?  I briefly looked at the code, it looks like it saves the uid
> > > > and gid.  So it was intentionally as far as I can tell.
> > > > 
> > > > I can't for the life of my figure out why we would want this.  I am
> > > > going to be forced to explicitly set ownership for every copy statement
> > > > I have.  Geehz!  Can someone explain why this is here?
> > > > 
> > >   i would think that if it wasn't there, you would be
> > > forced to explicitly set ownership for every copy statement
> > > anyway (assuming that not doing so implies the owner and
> > > group that cfagent runs as).  by storing that information,
> > > you can cluster copy statements which all set the same
> > > owner and group.  i have no idea if this was intentional
> > > or a feature.
> > >   i do like the idea of templates, though; has this been
> > > discussed on the list before?  i've found the ability to
> > > use nesting templates in nagios very useful in keeping a
> > > clean set of configuration files where identical information
> > > is expressed numerous times.  i dont know that i'd find it
> > > as useful in cfengine config files but it's worth discussing.
> > > 
> > > > There was the thought of having a template for copy statements
> > > > 
> > > > template:
> > > > 
> > > >         root_executable
> > > >                 owner=root
> > > >                 group=root
> > > >                 mode=0755
> > > >                 server=$(server)
> > > > 
> > > > copy:
> > > > 
> > > >         /var/tmp/somefile/
> > > >                 dest=/var/tmp/somefile
> > > >                 template=root_executable
> > > > 
> > > > This seems like a good idea.
> > > 
> > > 
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