Setup.exe (v2.609) Primary Group Problem

Matt Rice
Wed Dec 17 20:17:00 GMT 2008

Karl M wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 14:10:11 -0500
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Setup.exe (v2.609) Primary Group Problem
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> Sorry for mailing twice, I never got a response. Is there a workaround for 
>>>> getting the default install group to be what I want it to be?
>>> I don't understand why a later chgrp doesn't provide what you need.
>>> Corinna
>> That's what I'm doing now, but that means I have to chgrp every time packages 
>> are installed or updated. One package isn't really a problem, but doing this 
>> for many packages is. I have to know all file paths associated with every 
>> installed/updated package and chgrp( -R) on all of them (which can be time 
>> consuming). Even using -R sometimes won't do because some subdirectories' 
>> groups would need to remain.
>> Would adding cmd line arguments for user/group to setup.exe be possible?
>> - Matt
> I have used a script like the attached for years, after each time I run setup.
> The extra x permissions do no harm and save a lot of work.
> ...Karl

Yes, writing a script for this would probably be my next move if there isn't an 
easier option.  I have a lot of specially permissioned files which is why I'm 
reluctant to do one now.  Although the script wouldn't be difficult, keeping 
track of those special files would be a pain (especially for all the ones 
somewhere under /usr).  Thanks for providing a template though.

- Matt

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