[pacman-dev] Directory permission checking in makepkg
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 12:50:18 EST 2007
On Dec 6, 2007 11:36 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 08:06:28AM -0600, Dan McGee wrote:
> > On Dec 6, 2007 7:35 AM, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I was looking at bug FS#5908  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?
> Apparently, you made pacman skip the dir extraction when it already existed.
> Reinstalling filesystem a few times confirm this (with -S or -Sf), I always get
> the following message:
> warning: directory permissions differ on proc/
> filesystem: 555 package: 755
> One question : does a bug need to be reported for each of these problems?
I'll add a bug for the filesystem package, if that's what you mean
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