An idea on extending the "Package users" approach

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Tue Jan 6 14:43:02 PST 2009

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Angel Tsankov <fn42551 at> wrote:
> Are you saying that users belonging to group G cannot change a file whose
> group is G?

Unless you explicitly modify the file permissions after each
installation or set the appropriate umask, there are no group write
permissions for the installed files.

The hint in fact relies on one pkg-user not being able to modify the
files created by another pkg-user to identify collisions.

Tushar Teredesai
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