SoftMaker Office 2021 installation: Ownership and Permissions

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Tom123
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SoftMaker Office 2021 installation: Ownership and Permissions

Post by Tom123 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:04 am

Hi,

I just installed SoftMaker Office 2021 using "softmaker-office-2021_1016-01_amd64.deb" and noted, that during the installation of SoftMaker Office 2021, all installed files were stored with the wrong user and group IDs. Rather than using "root:root" as done for typical installations as well as the 2016 version of SoftMaker, the IDs of my personal user were used. In one case, also the permissions were not set as expected (write permission for group members).

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Tom

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2021 installation: Ownership and Permissions

Post by SuperTech » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:36 pm

Please share details of the problem you are getting with SoftMaker Office 2021? Are you getting any error?

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Tom123
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Re: SoftMaker Office 2021 installation: Ownership and Permissions

Post by Tom123 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:04 pm

I did not observe any malfunction before and after correcting the ownership and permissions manually. However, it struck me as odd to find so many files and folders with user specific user and group IDs located in system folders.

Last time the LibreOffice folks did not pay attention to ownership and permissions in a Linux installation package, Libreoffice was not able to access its system fonts. Guess how, spoiled the LO GUI looked like?

So, so far this post is "just" a pro-active concern. Something, that should go into a checklist to be verified prior to a release.

Regards
Tom

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