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Re: [alpine-devel] mlocate 0.26 / package group

From: Bartłomiej Piotrowski <b_at_bpiotrowski.pl>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:50:56 +0200

On 10/18/2013 02:07 PM, Leslie P. Polzer | PORT ZERO wrote:
> I've picked up the old mlocate package in testing, bumped
> it to 0.26 and added subpackages and some more amendments.
>
> For security reasons mlocate should use its own group for
> its setgid binary "locate" and its datadir.
>
> Putting chgrp calls into the post-install script is frowned
> upon, but the intended group ("locate") does not exist at
> build time. Other packages like bind seem to have their groups
> defined in /etc/group in the base install.
>
> How should this be handled? I did notice that there is a
> group "slocate" in the default install. Should this be used?
>
> Leslie
>


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Bartłomiej Piotrowski
http://bpiotrowski.pl/




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