Bug#202944: [Adduser-devel] Bug#202944: adduser: default dirmode: not world readable?

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sat Feb 11 13:10:39 UTC 2006

Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:05:55AM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> Marc Haber wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 10:57:14PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>>>> What is the reason home directories are world readable (by default)?
>>> Historical Reasons. It has always been that way, there is a way to
>>> change the default, and changing the default is going to cause trouble
>>> for existing installations.
>> What kind of trouble exactly?
> Many possible kinds. I haven't bothered to think about it in detail.

>> And doesn't the default only apply to new installations?
> Which would lead to inconsistent behavior in installations where both
> older and newer installations mix.
> I'm going to stick to policy 10.9 here and keep what has been our
> default for many years. Please discuss this on -devel and/or come down
> with a ruling of the tech ctte.

I know there's a debconf question for it, but that question isn't asked 
during a default install.
Is that as intended or is the priority too low?

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