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Worstje 06-19-2004 06:46 AM

Does upgradepkg keep filepermissions?
 
Hello all,

I am planning to restrict the use graphical programs (x and the like) to certain groups. But before I go crazy with changing all the groups, won't upgrading to newer releases of the programs using upgradepkg reset the permissions to the stock ones, and take away all my modifications?

Thanks :)

SBing 06-19-2004 07:42 AM

I'm pretty sure than when you run upgradepkg, it'll extract the files that are stored in the package with the permissions that it should be as stock

So that means I'm fairly sure that your permissions won't be retained since the files will be overwritten :(

Steve

At0mic_PC 06-19-2004 07:46 AM

Looking at upgradepkg's output it removes the one package and replaces it with the other so I dunno.

Worstje 06-19-2004 08:01 AM

Well I never doubted new files.. but was just wondering updated files.. such as fluxbox binaries and such :) Thanks anyway :)

ringwraith 06-19-2004 09:07 AM

IME, they do not keep your permissions.


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