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From: Jan Engelhardt <>
To: Jeffrey Hundstad <>
Cc: "Horst H. von Brand" <>,
	Marty Leisner <>,,,
Subject: Re: ownership/permissions of cpio initrd
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 21:39:57 +0100 (MET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612052139180.18570@yvahk01.tjqt.qr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> It appears to not be standard with fedora for sure... but while it origiginally
> was/is a Debian package it looks like there is source if you'd like to build it
> on other systems.  It was originally designed to tackle the exact problem you
> are confronting.
> See:
> About:
> Fakeroot runs a command in an environment were it appears to have root
> privileges for file manipulation, by setting LD_PRELOAD to a library with
> alternative versions of getuid(), stat(), etc. This is useful for allowing
> users to create archives (tar, ar, .deb .rpm etc.) with files in them with root
> permissions/ownership. Without fakeroot one would have to have root privileges
> to create the constituent files of the archives with the correct permissions
> and ownership, and then pack them up, or one would have to construct the
> archives directly, without using the archiver.

Ugh that sounds even more than a hack. At least for one-user 
archives, I guess nobody at Debian knows that tar has a --user and 
--group option.


  reply	other threads:[~2006-12-05 20:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2006-12-05 17:20 ` Marty Leisner
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 [this message]
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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