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Bug#367425: incorrect file permissions in /var/lib/apt/lists

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 05:33:44PM -0400, Michael Marsh wrote:
> Package: apt
> Version: 0.6.44
> Severity: important

Thanks for your bugreport.
> I'm not sure if this is a problem in apt or in aptitude (I'm guessing the
> former), but as files in /var/lib/apt/lists get updated, their permissions
> are being set to 600.  Since they're owned by root, that means I can't
> use apt-cache as a normal user.  Instead, I get error messages like:
> E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_contrib_binary-i386_Packages - open (13 Permission denied)
> E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (13 Permission denied)
> I can easily enough change the permissions of these to 644, but it's a
> bit of a pain to have to do after every update.

What are your "umask" settings for the root user? 


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