[pacman-dev] Directory permission warnings
allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 31 13:56:56 UTC 2015
It seems people are getting really confused with the directory
permission warnings that makepkg prints when upgrading a package that
changes some permissions in its install script.
There are a few ways to deal with this:
1) some packages have a reserved user:group ids - these should be
chmoded in the PKGBUILD rather than the install scriptlet.
2) We somehow flag those directories/files that will change permissions.
This will stop the directory permission warnings and -Qkk errors.
3) I opened a bug a couple of years ago:
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/30185 . Most (all?) of the directory
permission warnings are for directories owned by an individual package.
So we should just fix the permissions. This will still leave -Qkk errors.
Any other thoughts on this?
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