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Re: Nasty permissions / pathing bug on 1.7
On Dec 1 18:03, Steven Hartland wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Corinna Vinschen"
> >That's by design. When you use Win32 paths, instead of POSIX paths,
> >you will get Win32 default permission handling. Or, in other words,
> >for all DOS paths the mount mode is "noacl".
> Ok that begs the questions:-
> 1. What was the reasoning behind this change?
Win32 path -> No POSIX path -> no POSIX permissions.
There was a thread on this list about this very problem a couple of
months ago. It was generally agreed that handling Win32 paths this way
consistently is a good thing.
> 2. Surely when performing changes on permissions with a mount mode of
> noacl it should be a fatal error?
No. "noacl" means that permissions are faked.
> #2 I think is imperative as to leave the user thinking all is well
> is going to lead to real confusion, just like it did here, especially
> as this worked just fine in 1.5.
> I know the warning is there but at no point does it mention the fact
> it totally breaks anything that tries to manipulate permissions.
It's easy. If you want POSIX permssion handling, stick to the POSIX
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