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From: Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] acct-user.eclass: handle missing path in preinst
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:29:19
Message-Id: 15ee5b1e-a171-c530-3973-ac5ca5a98a04@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] acct-user.eclass: handle missing path in preinst by Mike Gilbert
On 8/14/19 5:14 PM, Mike Gilbert wrote:
> Closes: https://bugs.gentoo.org/691478 > Signed-off-by: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> > --- > eclass/acct-user.eclass | 5 +++++
This is a symptom of another problem. The man user claims /usr/share/man as its home directory, and insists on changing its permissions to root:root 0755. Why? If the default homedir and owner will work, they should be used. We're going to have a mountain of shit on our hands if acct-user packages start claiming random directories as their homes and reset the permissions/ownership on them randomly. (If the "man" user really reads things from e.g. $HOME/man5/ebuild.5, I'll eat my foot.)

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