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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@hyperreal.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] SECURITY: UID of htdocs & icons data
Date Wed, 09 Dec 1998 20:55:53 GMT
At 07:39 PM 12/9/98 +0100, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>
>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.

[taz] 12:20pm ~ > gtar --version
GNU tar version 1.12

[taz] 12:21pm ~ > tar --help
This is GNU tar, the tape archiving program.
choose one of the following:
...
      --owner=NAME             force NAME as owner for added files
      --group=NAME             force NAME as group for added files
...

	Brian



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