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Dear Sir or Madam,

0) Context

DEB packages of `mediawiki' and many of its extensions, are prepared as part of the WP-MIRROR project (see

  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 shell script with 644 permissions, rather than 755, lintian' will throw a warning like:

W: wp-mirror-mediawiki-extensions: script-not-executable usr/share/wp-mirror-mediawiki/extensions/Scribunto/engines/LuaStandalone/

  1. Files which should have permissions set to 755


  1. Technical details

DEB standards version: 3.9.6
GIT branch: wmf/1.24wmf22

Sincerely Yours,

Version: master
Severity: enhancement
OS: Linux



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 3:46 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz71931.
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Change 166597 had a related patch set uploaded by Umherirrender:
Fix file permissions

Change 166597 merged by jenkins-bot:
Fix file permissions