Bug#11887: marked as done (FIXED in NMU [was: dpkg files mode problems])
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Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 17:59:18 +0200 (CEST)
From: (Alain Enout) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: dpkg files mode problems
Subject: pkg files mode problems
When I use dpkg as root for product installation, database files are
written with -rw------- mode (because I have an umask of 077 for root).
The problem is that when I want to use dpkg -l as an ordinary user to see
informations about a package, there is an error.
0-bach$ dpkg -l
dpkg: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' for reading:
I suggest that the database files which can be made public be written
with correct modes, whatever the umask is.
I am using Debian 1.3.1, kernel version 2.0.27 and libc libc.so.5.4.33.