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Bug#272661: xfree86-common: Xsession doesn't use UMASK settings from /etc/login.defs

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 12:33:55PM +0200, Wouter Hanegraaff wrote:
> Package: xfree86-common
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4
> Severity: normal
> In /etc/login.defs I set umask to 002, and that works for logging in on
> the console or remote via ssh. However, if I use {g,x,k}dm I keep
> getting an umask of 022, because Xsession is started by the display
> manager which has a default umask of 022. 
> It seems that Xsession doesn't change the UMASK at all. I think it
> should inherit the values from /etc/login.defs. But maybe this should be
> done by the display manager, in which case this bug applies to {g,k,x}dm
> and whatever other display managers Debian provides.

I don't think there is an obviously correct solution to this problem, so I
have submitted it to the debian-devel mailing list for discusson.

G. Branden Robinson                |    Lowery's Law:
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    If it jams -- force it.  If it
branden@debian.org                 |    breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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