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    SubjectRe: linux-2.6.14.tar.bz2 permissions
    On Sat, Nov 26, 2005 at 06:38:22PM -0800, David Brown wrote:
    > > Uh, untarring is the operation that needs to be non-root. So just have
    > > a build user or some other non-root user do the untarring and building
    > > (which is recommended by most anyways, IIRC). Then, as root (or via
    > > sudo) make modules_install install.
    > This isn't an excuse to have unsecure permissions when extracting as
    > root though.

    It certainly is not an excuse, but at least it my explain why nobody
    noticed it before you :-)


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