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Bug#581729: [SQUEEZE] Document the umask change for new installs

Le Sat, May 15, 2010 at 02:16:43PM +0300, Andrei Popescu a écrit :
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: whishlist
> Tags: squeeze
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> On Sat,15.May.10, 08:41:29, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > More generally speaking, this umask change probably deserves to be
> > mentioned in the Release Notes....along with a good rationale about
> > why, no, this isn't Debian giving up to years of being security-wise.
> Suggested text:
> ---
> The default 'umask' for new installs is changed
> ===============================================
> Starting with base-files version 5.4 the default umask for new installs 
> is 0002 instead of 0022 for regular users (system users, like the ones 
> used for various daemons and services are not affected).

Dear all,

because base-files does not set umask anymore since version 5.7, and because
the default umask is currently 0022 again (through login.defs and pam_umask), I
propose to close this bug. Alternatively, I can submit a patch to document the

Have a nice day and a happy new year 2011.

Charles Plessy
Illkirch, France

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