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bug#3800: [emacs-devel] emacs-23.0.96 make install misbehavior


From: Nelson H. F. Beebe
Subject: bug#3800: [emacs-devel] emacs-23.0.96 make install misbehavior
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 14:12:58 -0600 (MDT)

I'm doing "make install" for several builds of emacs-23.0.96, and I
just noticed this output (with the GNU default of prefix=/usr/local):

chmod -R a+r \
        /usr/local/share/emacs/23.0.96 \
        /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp \
        /usr/local/share/emacs/23.0.96/etc \
        /usr/local/share/emacs/23.0.96/lisp \
        /usr/local/share/info

While it is appropriate to run chmod at installation time for a
package's own files, it is HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE to run chmod on
directories and files belonging to other packages.  The directories

        /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp
        /usr/local/share/info

need to be removed from the install command chmod processing.

Their contents, and file permissions, are not the business of
emacs-x.y.z release installations.  A given site, including ours, may
have local reasons for nondefault permissions in those directories.

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