bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #38574, signal: files in version 1.2.1 not...


bug #38574: signal: files in version 1.2.1 not world readable

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 22 Mar 2013 06:59:10 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Installation Failure
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Originator Name:  Clemens Buchacher Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.6.3
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 26 Mar 2013 12:13:43 AM UTC, comment #5:

Yes, I meant the ones installing from our tarballs which in Ubuntu would should be everyone using the PPA since the PPA only has octave core.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Mon 25 Mar 2013 07:29:56 PM UTC, comment #4:

Shouldn't affect binary distributions since they should always normalize permissions anyway, but no matter. Posted a new release to fix the file permissions. You can close this when you've published the release.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 25 Mar 2013 03:22:42 PM UTC, comment #3:

I think it is, yes. It makes a global install unusable so it might affect all user of Debian, and Debian based distros such as Ubuntu. Can you make the release?

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Sun 24 Mar 2013 09:01:51 PM UTC, comment #2:

Also confirmed. Sorry, I may have had an over-aggressive umask when I released the package.

Yes, we could fix this at pkg install time, we could also fix this in the releasePKG script.

Is this worth putting out a new release over?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 24 Mar 2013 03:36:08 AM UTC, comment #1:

That's weird. The file permissions on the tarball are indeed as you say but they are correct on the repository.

A new release of the package might be in order but I'm unsure if this shouldn't be considered a pkg bug as well. Should pkg adjust file permissions when installing a package as well?

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Fri 22 Mar 2013 06:59:10 PM UTC, original submission:

In signal-1.2.1.tgz files have 640 and directories 750 permissions. In version 1.2.0, and in other packages it's 644 and 755. After a pkg install -global, the files are readable only by root:

> news('signal')

error: fgets: invalid stream number = -1
error: evaluating argument list element number 1
error: called from:
error: /usr/share/octave/3.6.3/m/miscellaneous/news.m at line 49, column 5

> pkg load signal

warning: load_path: /usr/share/octave/packages/signal-1.2.1/private: Permission denied

> fwht()

error: no such file, `/usr/share/octave/packages/signal-1.2.1/fwht.m'



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    Tue 26 Mar 2013 12:20:53 AM UTC carandraug StatusPatch Submitted => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Mon 25 Mar 2013 07:29:56 PM UTC mtmiller StatusConfirmed => Patch Submitted
        Assigned toNone => mtmiller
    Sun 24 Mar 2013 09:01:51 PM UTC mtmiller StatusNone => Confirmed

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