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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 16:28:36 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Thomas Dickey said:

> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 13:11:18 -0500 (EST)
> On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 address@hidden wrote:
> > 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 haven't seen one of those for a while.  Does it have 'id' (returning a
> number), or are we stuck?
Yes, no.  But I consider that installation administratively
broken, dysfunctional, and certainly won't hold you accountable
for accommodating it.  And I haven't had the problem since I
started using "pax" to unpack xterm.  Pax has options to control
restoring owner and group.  I believe the default is, "don't

> > Of course, the command syntax for "pax" is significantly different from
> > that of "tar".
> Yes (I'm finding this - hadn't looked at pax for a long time, but
> realizing that it is standard, have to include it).
> For lynx we only need the equivalents for
>       tar xf -
>       tar cf -
Pax has a copy mode; it can do both those in one operation,
if that's what's required.

-- gil

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