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bug#12130: Fwd: bug#12130: "sudo make install" applies umask to new dire

From: Jason Eisner
Subject: bug#12130: Fwd: bug#12130: "sudo make install" applies umask to new directories
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:46:39 -0400

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Jason Eisner <address@hidden> wrote:
The only ways I can see to make it consistent between files and directories are to use the "OR" solution for both, or to ignore umask by default but have a command-line flag on "sudo make install" that says "please respect my umask" (for the few users who want to rely on it to get nonstandard installation permissions at their site).

Better idea:

Have default 644 for files and 755 for directories, but let the user override this by explicitly specifying any of
* the desired file permissions
* the desired directory permissions for newly created directories
* the desired group owner for newly created files and directories
via command-line options on "make install".

The 644/755 default is consistent and will work right for almost everyone.  But the command-line flag is useful for users who want to install with different conventions.  I like this better than a 1-bit flag that says "please respect my umask."


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