Bug#477699: general: No read permission for /usr/include/GL directory
On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 08:53:06PM +0400, Sergei Golovan wrote:
> On 4/24/08, Heikki Orsila <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > My root user has default umask 0077.
> root is not a usual user. His only purpose is to serve other users,
> and the results of his work should be accessible by them. So, it isn't
> wise to set root's umask to something different from 0022.
I disagree. Perhaps I'm paranoid because I use umask 0077 to avoid
leaking files to other users. This doesn't seem to affect OTHER packages
in the Debian system. At least, make this policy consistent. In my
opinion, package system should not depend on root users umask. To
compare with "make install" systems, they usually set the permissions