INN's install program

Russ Allbery rra at
Thu Nov 25 21:00:07 UTC 1999

Forrest J Cavalier <mibsoft at> writes:

> I assume we are talking about, not install-sh, right? ....

We're switching over to install-sh, actually.  It's more standard and only
needs minor tweaks to work with INN, and then we can take advantage of
other people's improvements to it.  I've got that part done, I think, and
am right now just working on some makefile hackery to enable it and to
preserve the old choice of whether to install the start* programs setuid

> Backing up a bit, I question why needs to be

> and that shouldn't simply change to:
>     -o @NEWSUSER@ -g @NEWSGRP@

I'm making this change; chown to a user you're already running as appears
to be a no-op on every system I've tried, so there's no harm in doing the
chown and chgrp if NEWSUSER is the one running the install.  Installing
rnews setuid and possibly inews setgid may not work, but that's no longer
the default (I need to bring the documentation up to date on that).

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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