you can make root own it and give everyone wrx access.  the script will put the appropriate permissions in place for the installed folders.  then after the install you can match the /var/lib/backuppc permissions with that of the subfolders.

On Dec 30, 2007 2:17 AM, GerryMc <backuppc@clevelands.plus.com> wrote:
Thanks Marty and Dan. Doing a chown would appear to be sensible but who is the owner to be? From my very limited experience with Backuppc from the previous install I noticed it did not create a normal user on Ubuntu. The backuppc user name and password only worked through the Backuppc web interface. I think I will give it a try "as is" and see what happens. I have no data at risk anyway yet.

 
 chown it first. save a headache.

On Dec 29, 2007 10:20 AM, Marty <martyb@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
GerryMc wrote:
> After experimenting with Backuppc and liking what I saw, I added a new 500GB
> internal drive. Because of other hardware changes that I made I had to
> reinstall the OS (Ubuntu 7.10). So Backupppc is not currently installed but
> the new extra HD is fitted and mounted as /var/lib/backuppc. Having created
> the directory in advance of installing Backuppc it of course, belongs to
> root. Do I need to make any changes to the permissions before I install
> Backuppc or will Backuppc automatically pickup my /var/lib/backuppc?
> Thanks

It seems like an installer dependent question.  Why not chown it just to be safe?