non-owner-writable files generated in ghc build process?

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at
Sun Apr 29 10:45:41 EDT 2007

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Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 09:12:00AM -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
>> When I was doing `rm -r` on a build tree it pointed out that
>> driver/split/ghc-split.prl
>> and
>> driver/mangler/ghc-asm.prl
>> were write-protected.  Tacking this down, they're generated from .lprl
>> with unlit... then (in mk/ they are `chmod 444`-ed.  Is this a
>> problem? Is the purpose to remind people that those are generated files,
>> so don't change them? (hmm... if someone has a restrictive umask like
>> 027, will this circumvent it? would `chmod -w` make more sense?)
> umask only affects file creation, not chmod.

that's what I meant - if a user doesn't even want any of their files
world-readable, this use of chmod would make the file more readable, not
even with a reason or trying to do that. Of course it won't really make
much of a difference since it's inside a bunch of directories...

I guess I don't really care, there are too many different open-source
projects that do weird things with permissions

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