hi, the packaging-system (pkg_create, pkg_add) uses the tar file format for creating/installing packages and some special files inside the tar. everything is really fine for me, except the handling of directories, especially if they're empty! these dir's never get installed! if they're not empty, their modes/owners are not being taken care of and they get installed with the values from the current user (mostly root) and the current umask.
because of any packaging getting really weird, it does not make sense to issue hundreds of @mode or @exec chown commands inside the packing-list. also, i know it's possible to write install-scripts for everything which also changes the permissions after installing, but if the stage is setup correctly, why take care for this twice? can someone explain, why file-owners/modes, which are set inside the tarballs are being extracted correctly, and the directories not? br & cu... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"