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Bug#170977: apt-get update sets Source/Release/Packages unreadable by group and world

Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: normal

apt-get update sometimes sets the files in /var/lib/apt/lists to mode 0600
preventing group and world from reading them. If all the
Release,Sources, and Packages files were set to 0644 then regular users
can browse the package tree.

As it is now, we always need root, just to read a package description.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux oak 2.4.19 #5 Thu Oct 31 11:23:34 EST 2002 i686

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.1-5     GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2       1:2.95.4-15 The GNU stdc++ library

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