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Re: problems with "make install" directory permissions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: problems with "make install" directory permissions
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:02:43 -0700
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On 7/27/20 2:24 PM, Karl Berry wrote:

I can understand increasing permissions to allow +rx on installation
directories, but why force 755, thus disallowing group writability?
I've never understood this forcing of 755.

I expect it was by analogy with regular files, where are already forced to use the equivalent of umask 22 when being installed.

This could have been a decision I made years ago when modifying GNU 'install' - I've forgotten the details. (No doubt it was a good decision at the time. :-)

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