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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] SECURITY: UID of htdocs & icons data
Date Wed, 09 Dec 1998 14:28:54 GMT
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  -


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