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Re: umask and permissions of installed files

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: umask and permissions of installed files
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 09:44:11 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> In connection with addressing bug#3800 I would like to ask: what is
>> the right thing to do wrt the installing user's umask when installing?
>> The two reasonable options would seem to be
>> i) ignore it, and make the install world-readable, with the exception
>> that pre-existing "common" directories should not have their
>> permissions altered, as requested in bug#3800. Ideally, the install
>> whould warn about any non-standard permissions.
>> ii) respect it, and don't mess with the permissions of the install at all
>> Option i) seems like the right thing to me.
>> At the moment, there is an inconsistent mish-mash of i) and ii).
> What's the "standard procedure"?

The "standard procedure" is to use install which ignores umask.


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