cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/lib url.c

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue Mar 6 20:46:25 UTC 2007

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 09:41:54AM -0800, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> >  Modified files:
> >    usr.sbin/pkg_install/lib url.c 
> >  Log:
> >  Invoke tar(1) with the -p option when installing a package
> >  from an URL (i.e., do it the same way as when installing
> >  from a file).  This fixes the lossage of the setuid bits.
> >  It wasn't a problem before because GNU tar(1) implied the
> >  -p option for root, but BSD tar(1) doesn't do that.
> Hmmm...  This might actually be considered a bsdtar bug.
> I'll look into it.
That behavior of BSD tar(1) surprised me, to be honest.

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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