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From: "Marty Leisner" <>
Subject: ownership/permissions of cpio initrd
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:20:30 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200612051720.kB5HKU4i001616@dell2.home> (raw)

I'm working on an embedded system with the 2.6 kernel -- cpio
initrd was a new feature I'm looking at (and very welcome).

The major advantage I see is you don't have MAKE a filesystem
on the build host (doing cross development).  So you don't have
to be root.

But its "useful" to change permissions/ownership of the initrd
files at times...

Since a cpio is just a userspace created string of bits, I suppose
you can apply a set of ownership/permissions to files IN the archive
by playing with the bits...

Does such a tool exist?  Comments?  Seems very useful in order to
avoid being root...


             reply	other threads:[~2006-12-05 17:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2006-12-05 17:20 ` Marty Leisner [this message]
2006-12-05 20:07   ` Horst H. von Brand
2006-12-05 20:17     ` Jeffrey Hundstad
2006-12-05 20:24       ` Horst H. von Brand
2006-12-05 20:32         ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-05 20:35         ` Jeffrey Hundstad
2006-12-05 20:39           ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-05 20:58             ` Jeffrey Hundstad
2006-12-05 21:43               ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-06  6:54       ` Marty Leisner
2006-12-05 20:30   ` Andreas Schwab
2006-12-05 21:56     ` Leisner, Martin
2006-12-05 22:23       ` Andreas Schwab
2006-12-06 12:17   ` Rainer Bawidamann

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