[issue5113] 18.104.22.168 / test_posix failing on HPUX systems
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Fri Sep 17 10:52:39 CEST 2010
Charles-Francois Natali <neologix at free.fr> added the comment:
Actually, looking at the man page, this seems to be normal:
In order to change the owner or group, you must own the file and have the CHOWN privilege (see setprivgrp(1M)). [...] Note that a given user's or group's ability to use this command can be restricted by setprivgrp (see setprivgrp(1M)).
So depending on the setting of setprivgrp, chown'ing a file to root may be allowed or not.
It might be a good idea to skip this test on HP-UX. Solaris apparently behaves in the same way.
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