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Re: umask problem with yum/rpm?



On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:55:35 +0200, David Jansen wrote:

> Am I missing something, or is this a bug in either yum or rpm (on Fedora
> 8):
> 
> Root's umask is set to 077, so files created by root are by default only
> readable by root. Safest setting, so quite ok.
> Now root runs an rpm or yum command to install or update files. Umask
> setting is not used for the files extracted from the rpm, those get the
> permissions as stored inside the package.

Or not -- in case of unowned directories, which are not listed in a
package's files list. These will be unreadable by normal users because of
your restrictive umask.

> But root's umask appears to be
> in effect for the scripts that run from the rpm.
[...]
> So, should I report this as a bug, or is it known, or perhaps already
> solved somehow?

If there isn't an open ticket anymore, open a new one:
http://bugz.fedoraproject.org/rpm

It has been discussed years ago, and as a result some packagers
run "umask 022" at the beginning of their scriptlets as a work-around.


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