[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#683765: Bug#683765: default umask gets overidden

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri Aug 3 21:26:57 UTC 2012

On ven., 2012-08-03 at 18:36 +0200, email.bug at arcor.de wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Hello,
> this is in debian stable (squeeze).
> Something in the desktop environment sets the default umask
> to an explicit value (0022), instead of leaving it as set according
> to the system's default settings.
>  (The default umask is set with pam_umask according to http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopHowTo)
> Executed in an xfce-terminal or xterm:
> ~$ umask
> 0022
> while a text console gives a correct:
> ~$ umask
> 0002
> (as set by pam_umask.so usergroups)

How do you start Xfce? Can you try to put an xterm in .xsession and see
what umask you get there?

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