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Re: owner and group in files and copy


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: owner and group in files and copy
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 10:46:15 +0200 (MEST)

I cannot see that this is true.
M

On  7 Oct, 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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