[pacman-dev] Directory permission checking in makepkg

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 09:06:28 EST 2007

On Dec 6, 2007 7:35 AM, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was looking at bug FS#5908 [1] which asks for directory permissions to
> be checked somewhere in order to stop screwing your system when
> installing a poorly made package (as directory permissions get
> overwritten when extracting packages).
> This at first glance seems about a two line addition to the tidy_install
> function of makepkg.  However, can anybody come up with a case where
> package directories shouldn't have 755 permissions?  If so, I guess this
> would require either the addition of some option which would stop the
> directory permissions getting fixed (dirperm?) or just checking/fixing
> the permissions of a predetermined set of directories. If needed, which
> is preferable.

Pacman itself now does a good amount of permissions checking on
install, and I believe it never overwrites an existing directory's
permissions. Can anyone else verify this?


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