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extensions/Gadgets - 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/extensions/Gadgets/extension.json

  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/extensions/Gadgets : masterchmod 644 for php and json files

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Change 236817 had a related patch set uploaded (by Southparkfan):
chmod 644 for php and json files

Change 236817 merged by jenkins-bot:
chmod 644 for php and json files

I confirm that the above mentioned debian lintian warnings are cured.