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

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#3800: [emacs-devel] emacs-23.0.96 make install misbehavior
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:50:58 -0400

> 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.

Fair enough.  But the installation process needs to read the contents of
/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp and /usr/local/share/info in order to
function properly.

How about doing `u+r' instead of `a+r' for those directories?

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