[Hackage] #454: file permissions of installed files on windows

Hackage trac at galois.com
Thu Jan 29 19:13:05 EST 2009

#454: file permissions of installed files on windows
  Reporter:  Toxaris        |        Owner:           
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.8
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:           
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal   
Ghcversion:  6.10.1         |     Platform:  Windows  
Changes (by duncan):

  * milestone:  Cabal-1.6 => Cabal-1.8


 I don't think we have a good enough understanding of the problem at the
 moment so I'm punting this to the next milestone.

 It is clear that when copying files we do not copy permissions. That is
 good. What is not clear is if the files we copy into the target directory
 get created with non-default permissions for the directory or if it is the
 default permissions for the directory which are wrong.

 In the former case something weird is going on and in the latter case we
 should work out if it's Cabal that creates the Haskell directory and if
 so, if the inherited permissions are appropriate. That is, if (as admin)
 one makes a directory under Program Files then are the default/inherited
 permissions such that files created in that new dir are readable by
 everyone or members of the users group.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/454#comment:11>
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