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SubjectRe: ownership/permissions of cpio initrd

On Dec 5 2006 14:58, Jeffrey Hundstad wrote:
>
> ...It also let's you mknod and friends, and let's you set permissions to files
> to more than just ONE user. The whole point of the commands is to let you make
> distribution files without root access. Of course you can fake all of this
> with a special archiver command.... I'm just throwing out options.

Ah. Thanks for explaining! Looks like it eats big amounts of memory when there
are a lot of files in the faekroot.


>
> $ fakeroot
> # mkdir root
> # mkdir root/dev/
> # mknod root/dev/null c 1 3
> # mknod root/dev/sda1 b 8 1
> # chown root.disk root/dev/sda1
> # cd root
> # tar cvf ../root.tar ./
> # exit
> $ tar tvf root.tar
> drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2006-12-05 14:54 ./
> drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2006-12-05 14:54 ./dev/
> crw-r--r-- root/root 1,3 2006-12-05 14:54 ./dev/null
> brw-r--r-- root/disk 8,1 2006-12-05 14:54 ./dev/sda1
>
> --
> Jeffrey Hundstad
>
>
>

-`J'
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