[Adduser-devel] Default Homedir Permissions

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Thu Feb 17 16:50:28 UTC 2011

Austin English writes ("Re: Default Homedir Permissions"):
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 07:14, Ian Jackson
> <ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> > [Someone] writes ("Re: Default Homedir Permissions"):
> >> [stuff]
> >
> > We are in danger of wasting a lot of time with this discussion.
> >
> > The general pattern is that someone who is unhappy with the state of
> > the world proposes a substantial change.  The worry amongst the rest
> > of us is that the change might go ahead if we don't oppose it.
> More simply, the option could be put in the default install instead of
> only the expert install. Make the default choice the current behavior,
> but let local administrators choose what is best for their system.

Your reply doesn't seem to be a way of avoiding wasting time, I'm
afraid, but rather a way of perpetuating the discussion.

But at the risk of doing the same myself: increasing the priority of
installation questions is not without costs.  I think that the current
default suits a big enough proportion of our users that it should be
kept at the current priority.


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