Re: Kernelsources writeable for everyone?!

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On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 07:17:02PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 08:00:50PM +0200, Daniel wrote:
> > Hi,
> > may be this was reported/asked 999999999 times, but here ist the 1000000000th:
> > 
> > I have downloaded linux- 10 min ago and I noticed that every file is 
> > writeable by everyone. What's going on there?
> You are unpacking tarballs as root and preserve ownership and permissions.
> Don't.

While it is true that users generally shouldn't be unpacking tarballs as root,
It seems rather monumentally stupid for a trusted source for a critical
system component (aka, to be distributing tarballs like

How hard is it really to make the git tarball export script set sane
owner (root) and permissions (644/755) on files and directories?
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