question for the "base gurus"

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed Jan 25 17:51:07 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 4:10 AM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at>

> Why yes indeed, but then the question becomes why the umask would
> sometimes get set to 0255. Does that sound like a value that base might use
> in certain conditions? I never use umask myself, one of those things I
> shoot myself in the foot with too easily.

There was at least one past bugfix where the code (for "install" of
directories, iirc?) was inappropriately using the umask directly.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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