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Re: INSTALL_DATA and modes

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: INSTALL_DATA and modes
Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 23:51:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

>>> "Harlan" == Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> writes:

 Harlan> It looks like posix(2) mandates 755 default modes for files created 
 Harlan> "install".

 Harlan> While I'm not thrilled with this in general, when
 Harlan> installing DATA files I find it particularly annoying
 Harlan> to see the eXecute bit enabled.

Why does it happen?  Autoconf (not Automake) defines INSTALL_DATA
as `${INSTALL} -m 644' by default.

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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