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Bug#167422: general: files in /usr/share should be world-readable

Package: general
Version: 20021102
Severity: normal

Because files in /usr/share are expected to be shared, they should all
be world-readable.  

It is unnecessarily inconvenient, for example, to accommodate
unreadable files when mirroring /usr/share or a portion of it to
another machine.  I bet there are other good reasons, since it seems
like a sound principle.

I do not notice this requirement in the FHS, but it seems to me a
reasonable requirement for Debian, which could easily be realized with
the level of automation that the packaging process has

On my system today, the following files in /usr/share are not

% find /usr/share -not -perm -o=r

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux beth 2.4.19 #1 Mon Aug 26 00:56:45 EDT 2002 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

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