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Re: Too many unowned directories

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, Michael Schwendt wrote:

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:48:49 -0500, Colin wrote:

I think the conclusion was that this problem would just go away if RPM
reference counted directories?

When will that happen?

Depends on how high a priority folks want it to have?

A restrictive umask still creates inaccessible unowned directories when
installing packages.

Rpm sets a default umask 0022 on initialization since Where are you seeing inaccessible unowned directories being created? Ok, RHEL/Centos < 5.3 but that's not really Fedora land.

And these bad permissions of such directories cannot
be verified/discovered with "rpm --verify" either.

In other cases, unowned directories are the result of missing dependencies. And in turn, "yum install foo" installs a non-working package. Dir refcounting in RPM cannot fix that.

Rpm could stop the install on unowned directories like it does for file conflicts. Not maybe the nicest user experience but non-working package is not any better.

	- Panu -

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