install did not set good permissions on new directories

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Wed Mar 19 23:25:16 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 21:11 -0600, Jeff Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I finally got "pidgin-2.3.1.tar.bz2" working on suse 10.0 last week. 
> It took a while because `make install` did not seem to give a normal 
> user permission to read the subdirectories it created. I was able to 
> run pidgin, but it had no icons, no purple, no chat protocols 
> available...
> Finally I wrote a script that added o+rx to the folders. The files in 
> them did have appropriate permissions.
> Hopefully you've got that fixed in pidgin-2.4.0, but I thought I might 
> ask.

What's your umask?


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