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Re: glibc help needed with fakeroot: changes in chown?



Hey Axel,

> fakeroot preloads its lib overriding file access and identity commands
> to fake the impression of being root.
> 
> A couple of weeks ago fakeroot's chown stopped to work. This happens
> even on an FC6 kernel (and a rawhide chroot), so it looks like
> something changed in glibc that makes fakeroot break on chown. All
> other overridden calls seems to work fine.
> 
> Can anyone please help with what has changed and suggest how to adjust
> fakeroot?
> 

we ran into the same problem for PTXdist. The problem is not the chown
but the chownat system calls.

Debian bug http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=402688 has a
patch
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=402688;msg=10;filename=froot_1_5_10-atfuncs.patch;att=1 that works for fakeroot 2.5.10.

- Erwin



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