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authorAvatar Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@googlemail.com> 2007-02-17 17:48:13 +0000
committerAvatar Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@googlemail.com> 2007-02-17 17:48:13 +0000
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href="hooks.html">the hooks documentation</a> for more information about
hooks.</p>
+<h3 id="mkdir">No Automatic Directory Creation</h3>
+
+<p>Portage usually automatically creates directories for things. Paludis will
+usually refuse to create directories, except as a subdirectory of an existing
+Paludis-owned directory. This is for security reasons -- Paludis does not know
+what permissions are correct for you for the directory, and unlike Portage it
+does not grant back-door root access to all users in a particular group.</p>
+
+<p>Incidentally, if you want to let multiple users do Paludis cache writes and
+the like, you should look into what <code>chmod +s</code> does to directories.</p>
+
<h2 id="repos">Repository Questions</h2>
<h3 id="profiles">Profiles vs Profiles</h3>