Permission problems in release-2

Dave Korn
Sat Jun 13 11:41:00 GMT 2009

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 03:25:20AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:25:21AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> On Jun 11 21:09, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 07:56:27PM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>>>>>> On 11/06/2009 11:04, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>>>> After checking the mount man page, I found an option that can be used
>>>>>>> to control umask on a per-mount setting.  I just made '002' the default
>>>>>>> for the release-2 directory so this should no longer be a problem.
>>>>>> The side effect of this is that all files are executable.  I don't know
>>>>>> if that really matters, but at least I had no problem moving pcre into
>>>>>> place this evening.
>>>>> Ok, so the option doesn't seem to work as advertised.  I've removed it.
>>>>> Anyone who creates files in release-2 should set their umask to 2.
>>>>> That seems to work as it should.
>>>> Not when using cpio -dump, unfortunately.
>>>> I'm wondering about the reason for this new permission problem.  Can't
>>>> we just return to the old behaviour?
>>> I AM trying to reinstate the old behavior.
>>> We had a system crash last week.  I'm assuming that the new behavior is
>>> due to that.  Probably we started running new version of fuse which
>>> caused this change.
>>> It's either that or I'm just being mean, made an arbitrary change, and
>>> am gloating over all of the inconvenience I've caused.
>> Shouldn't you be twirling your mustachios and cackling fiendishly
>> before disappearing with a dramatic swirl of your cloak in that case?
> Unfortunately I'm still growing my mustache out after an unfortunate
> encounter with an Acme Blow Torch.  Somebody distracted me and turned
> the nozzle around while I wasn't looking.
> Hmm.  I think I may be conflating Snidely Whiplash with Elmer Fudd here.
> cgf

  Surely if you're an Acme customer and their inventions keep blowing up in
your face, you must be Wile E. Coyote?


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