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

On Sat, Nov 02, 2002 at 04:30:57AM -0500, Matthew Swift wrote:
> Because files in /usr/share are expected to be shared, they should all
> be world-readable.  

I agree.

> On my system today, the following files in /usr/share are not
> world-readable:
> % find /usr/share -not -perm -o=r
> /usr/share/doc/squid/examples/squid.conf
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/tdtd/install.log
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/psgml/install.log
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/ilisp/install.log
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/debview/install.log
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/eudc/install.log
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/gnuserv/install.log
> /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/python2.2-elisp/install.log

That's only a few packages.  Why not just file bugs against them?

(If install.log is what it looks like from its filename, why is shipped
at all?  If it's not shipped but created by the package postinst when
the elisp is compiled, what the heck is that stuff doing in /usr/share?)

Also, make a policy proposal that all files in /usr/share be
world-readable on Debian systems.

In sum, I'm not sure why it was necessary to file a bug against
"general" regarding this problem.

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |           If ignorance is bliss,
branden@debian.org                 |           is omniscience hell?
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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