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Re: [lvm-devel] [PATCH 11/11] debian: drop concept of OWNER/GROUP and let install do it's job for permissions



On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 17:29 +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 05:01:48PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > why is it used by
> > default? 
> 
> I'm open to changing that default.

Let's split this patch in 2:

1) OWNER/GROUP defaults, I'd say we should change the default to "".

Both Fedora and Debian drops it, all packaging systems I have seen
around expect to build/install as user and then convert to proper
owner/group as mandate by distribution policies.
I don't see a real good reason to force a default, and as upstream we
would still allow override via configure options.

2) install permissions.

I have more or less the same comment as #1. All distribution packaging
do a permission cleanup after "make install" by forcing distribution
policies.

Unless there is a real security concern behind it, I think we can
delegate such tasks to install and packagers.

The Debian defaults seem sane enough to me, but I am open to
suggestions.

Making it a configurable set of options seems a bit overkilling.

Fabio


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