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Re: permissions of files in dist tarball

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: permissions of files in dist tarball
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 20:46:41 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-09)

Hi Jim,

* Jim Meyering wrote on Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 09:15:45PM CET:
> Considering that that text is at least 10 years old, I think
> we can say with confidence that the reason for it (that then-old
> version of tar) is no longer relevant.  I would like to update
> that part of the GNU Coding Standards.

Fine with me, FWIW.

> Can anyone think of a reason *not* to revise the GCS to allow
> or even recommend using more safety-conscious permissions?

Are you thinking of 755?  As just an example, see this thread
for somebody who would probably prefer more permissive bits by default.


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