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Re: lynx-dev Permissions of files installed by install-doc

From: gilmap
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Permissions of files installed by install-doc
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:54:33 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Thomas Dickey said:

> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 12:00:00 -0500 (EST)
> ok (that's a nuisance).  I should have noticed it before, since it's
> been using tar for some time.  At one point or another I've encountered
> different flavors of tar which have different options controlling whether
> the original ownership should be used.  Rather than get deep into that
> swamp, I guess a
>       -chown -R root $(DOCDIR)
> will be enough for now.
... but only if the installing user has privilege to do "chown".
Worse yet, I do some installs on a system on which, because of a
spoor-marking contest between the admins of the server and the admins
of the client, I can "give away" files with "chown", then not chown
them back, delete them, not modify them subsequently.

> I've modified the configure check for 'tar' to allow other names, and was
> just starting to test to ensure that I can use 'pax' and 'star' in that
> place.
Of course, the command syntax for "pax" is significantly different from
that of "tar".

-- gil

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