[Slackbuilds-users] Changing some odd permissions in a tarball.

Dave Margell dmargell at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 10:35:57 UTC 2012

It (finally) occurred to me that this is a very bad idea;
other directories could be present, and would be searched.
Shouldn't do any harm, but it's bad form and a huge waste of time.

I've opted for this instead:
chmod 755 $PRGNAM-$VERSION $PRGNAM-$VERSION/{bin,doc,udiskie}

Sorry all.

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Dave Margell <dmargell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Think I'll just make a note in the SlackBuild to keep someone from
> fixing a perceived typo.
> Except for TAG="_custom" I believe it's ready to submit.
> Thank you for the response!
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/8/12, Dave Margell <dmargell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> # change directory permissions (700 to 755) of bin, doc, udiskie
>>> # as well as the parent directory to allow a user to browse the source
>>> Where I've added an extra "dot" to the "find" command and also added "
>>> -o -perm 700 "
>> Is this in a subdirectory of the tarball's dir? For most builds, .. would
>> refer to /tmp/SBo, which you probably didn't mean...
>> Sometimes if upstream's tarball has weird permissions, it's best to
>> ditch the template code and just do something like...
>> chown -R root:root .
>> find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; -o -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
>> In general, the template code is there to help you... if it doesn't help,
>> you're not required to keep it exactly as-is. But if you change it,
>> especially in a non-obvious way (your find command looks very similar to
>> the template, someone in a hurry might not notice the changes or might
>> think it's a typo and "correct" it), it's polite to leave a comment for
>> the admins so they will know you did it that way for a reason.
>> I don't speak for the SBo team, I'm just a user. The above is my opinion
>> based on spending a few years submitting a bunch of builds.
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