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skins/mediawiki-strapping - file permissions trigger debian lintian warnings
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0) Context

DEB packages of mediawiki and many of its extensions, are prepared as part of the WP-MIRROR project.

  1. Lintian

During the build process, lintian performs a great number of sanity checks, including seeing if each file has file permissions appropriate to its file type.

When lintian sees a non-executable file with 755 permissions, rather than 644, lintian will throw a warning like:

W: wp-mirror-mediawiki: executable-not-elf-or-script usr/share/wp-mirror-mediawiki/skins/mediawiki-strapping/bootstrap/awesome/font/fontawesome-webfont.eot.

  1. Files which should have permissions set to 644


  1. Technical details

DEB standards version: 3.9.6
GIT branch: master


Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/skins/mediawiki-strapping : masterFix file permissions

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Change 237718 had a related patch set uploaded (by Southparkfan):
Fix file permissions

Change 237718 merged by jenkins-bot:
Fix file permissions

Addshore closed this task as Resolved.Sep 11 2015, 7:12 PM
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I confirm that the above mentioned debian lintian warnings are cured.