ports system and umask
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Sep 2 04:04:05 PDT 2007
> Marcus Reid wrote:
>> I had my umask set to 007 and installed some ports, and it broke a
>> lot of things. Some ports seem to install files with correct
>> while others install files with the default umask. Worse, one port
>> even changed the perms on /usr/local/lib to 770, which made my system
>> unusable until I booted into single and fixed it.
>> Should the ports system check for this and correct the umask before
>> installing files with bad permissions?
> We have similar problems here -- default umask is set to 027 and
> therefore one needs to always remember changing it to 022 prior
> installing any ports or packages.
> Been bitten many times because of this. :-\
There is an argument that if you set the umask then you are getting
exactly what you ask for :)
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