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Re: None Raylink problem solved.. (Richard A. Smith)
Date: 2000, Aug 15
From: David Hinds <>

On Tue, Aug 15, 2000 at 01:51:46PM -0700, Richard A. Smith wrote:
> Whenever I do a make install it seems that all the configuration
> files have write permissions cleared.  Doing an install over an
> existing install will silently fail to update all the settings in
> /etc/init.d (I use debian) and /etc/pcmcia.

I'm not sure what you mean here.  Files in /etc/pcmcia like config,
network, etc are installed read-only and are generally not intended to
be modified by the user.  If you reinstall, and the new versions
differ from what is already installed, the old files are renamed to
*.O before the new versions are installed.  The *.opts files are never
overwritten if they already exist.

The scripts in /etc/init.d will generally not be overwritten because
some distributions use startup scripts that are not directly
compatible with the startup script included in the PCMCIA package.

> This can lead to some very confusing problems.  As such I had to do
> a chmod +w every time I changed things and then double check all the
> settings to make sure I didn't miss one.  It was quite annoying.

I don't think I understand.  What things do you need to change after
doing a reinstall?  I do "make install" dozens of times per day and
never need to touch permissions or edit files.

-- Dave

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