[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#582078: mc: postin runs dpkg-architecture from dpkg-dev but not depend on dpkg-dev

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Tue May 18 13:39:40 UTC 2010


On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 15:30 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:

> What's wrong with
> DEB_FIXPERMS_EXCLUDE := /usr/lib/mc/cons.saver
> in debian/rules?  That should exclude just this file from getting its
> permission fixed, see dh_fixperms(1).

Hmmm... this sounds pretty cool. I didn't find this solution myself for
some reason, because all of the guides dealing with dh_fixperms I
Googled were probably from the pre-CDBS era.

> > As I mentioned in the previous email, the file only gets packaged if
> > arch is Linux via mc.install.linux, so do you think it's a good idea to
> > chgrp || true in such a case unconditionally?
> No, because this does not give the admin the chance to override the
> permissions by using dpkg-statoverride himself.

If course I meant only if it's not on dpkg-statoverride --list already.

OK, then I will do the following:

1) DEB_FIXPERMS_EXCLUDE := /usr/lib/mc/cons.saver

2) In binary-post-install/mc give it SGID and change the group

3) Remove all arch checks for now (will use uname -s when it's needed in
the future to detect kfreebsd)

4) Remove all dpkg-statoverride stuff as it's not needed in this case.

Thank you all very much for your help.
Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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