apt does not update directory permissions

Phillip Susi psusi at cfl.rr.com
Wed Dec 7 15:22:39 UTC 2011

Did you use dpkg-statoverride?

On 12/7/2011 7:07 AM, Christoph Mathys wrote:
> We are using debian packages to distribute our software inside the
> company. Recently I messed up the permissions inside a package: A
> whole directory-tree suddenly belonged to root:root, when it should
> belong to someone else. The fix for the package was quick, permissions
> now look ok again (checking with dpkg -c and clean install). However,
> when I update the old (broken) package (dpkg -i or apt-get install,
> does not matter), only the file permissions get corrected, all folders
> still have wrong permissions.
> Is this a "feature" of apt to only correct file permissions? Do I
> seriously need to hack something into postinst to fix this correctly?
> Christoph

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