tar under root

Neven Has haski at sezampro.yu
Fri Jan 31 13:09:35 PST 2003


On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 06:03:21PM +0100, Vassili Dzuba wrote:
> > But we could add an option to <unpack> for "--no-same-owner" ?
> 
> yes, i missed that one...
> By i think this should be the defaut option, as it is the most
> frequent situation when installing some software produced elsewhere.
> We could have :
> 
> <unpack>
>     <option>same-owner</option>
>    ...
> </unpack>
> 
> if we want the standard tar behaviour.

I agree, but the problem is that that behavior has changed.
"--no-same-owner" doesn't exist in older tar versions (1.13 for
example), it's used by default.  We could check for the tar version,
before unpacking, but I think that's pretty ugly?


Neven

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