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

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 11:02:51PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Still, I'm loath to create extra rules that we don't need.  In
> > general, yes, *every* file should be readable, and it's appropriate to
> > file bug reports for the Debian packages which needlessly prevent
> > files from being readable.  But I don't think we should ensconse a
> > rule here.
> We've already got that as a rule, anyway, see 11.9. Permissions and owners:
>      Files should be owned by `root.root', and made writable only by the
>      owner and universally readable (and executable, if appropriate), that
>      is mode 644 or 755.

Files that are copied from packages yes, but there is no rule that
every file on a Debian system should have such a permission setting.

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