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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <...@engelschall.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] SECURITY: UID of htdocs & icons data
Date Wed, 09 Dec 1998 18:39:17 GMT

In article <4.1.19981209062808.00c21100@hyperreal.org> you wrote:
> At 10:49 AM 12/7/98 -0800, Wilfredo Sanchez wrote: 
>>
>> | Hey, Gregory had a good idea (in a private mail to me): We can use a 
>> | tool to fixup the UID/GID in the generated tarball. 
>>
>> FYI- GNU tar has options: 
>>
>>       --owner=NAME             force NAME as owner for added files 
>>       --group=NAME             force NAME as group for added files 
>>
>> but this applies to all files, and doesn't help if you want some files with 
>> uid X and others with uid Y. 

> This seems like it'd be plenty sufficient for our purposes...  I'd much rather
> do this than force the package builder to chown a bunch of files to root  -
> ick.

Sure, but is GNU tar installed on taz? taz is a FreeBSD box, but at least my
FreeBSD tar doesn't support the above options.  When this is also the case for
taz, please either install GNU tar or Tardy for us, Brian.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall
                                       rse@engelschall.com
                                       www.engelschall.com

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