man directories not created with proper permissions

Bug #778943 reported by Tomi Hukkalainen on 2011-05-07
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: man-db

My user has strict umask, so normally everything is created without any permissions for group or others. Using sudo, some man directories seem to be created root:root rwx------ while they should be rwx-r-x-r-x. Installation assumes that the default permissions are "right" and does not make sure the dirs are accessible (excerpt from apt):

Setting up man-db (2.5.9-4) ...
Updating database of manual pages ...
/usr/bin/mandb: can't search directory /usr/local/share/man/fi: Permission denied
/usr/bin/mandb: can't search directory /usr/local/share/man/cs: Permission denied

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