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Re: Fwd: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] unable to acquire revision lock

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] unable to acquire revision lock
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 02:51:52 +0000
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On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 03:52:20PM -0500, Robert Anderson wrote:
> >Setting the umask should help though, right?
> If you're free to do so by default, then sure.  I'm not.  I think
> this is not uncommon in any workplace for which security is a
> priority.

You have an implicit self-contradiction here.

On the one hand, you have security policy which mandates a umask which
prohibits other group members from writing to files and directories
you create, presumably in order to stop them from writing to such
files and directories.

On the other hand, you want to allow other group members to write to
files and directories you create.

This conflict is entirely of your own making. Nobody else can help you
here. Either your security policy or your desire is going to have to

We have a large pile of proposed solutions when you decide which one.

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