[Fedora-packaging] file permissions, guidelines, rpmlint

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Tue Dec 8 21:46:38 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 18:26 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> The unspoken rule sofar has been:
> Unless a file contains "confident"/"security relevant" information it 
> should be set 755. If it contains such infos it should not be set 755.
> This avoids user-side~, packager~ confusion and technical problems 
> related to files which are required to be system-wide readable.

There's nothing wrong with readable configuration files unless there's
something in them of a sensitive nature - no need to protect users so
much from themselves that they can't see what's going on.


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