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

W: wp-mirror-mediawiki-extensions: executable-not-elf-or-script usr/share/wp-mirror-mediawiki/extensions/ProofreadPage/modules/jquery/jquery.mousewheel.js

  1. Files which should have permissions set to 644


  1. Technical details

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

Sincerely Yours,

Version: master
Severity: minor
OS: Linux



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:46 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz71936.
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gerritadmin wrote:

Change 166184 had a related patch set uploaded by Tpt:
Change jquery.mousewheel.js permissions

gerritadmin wrote:

Change 166184 merged by jenkins-bot:
Change jquery.mousewheel.js permissions

Tpt added a comment.Oct 11 2014, 10:27 AM

Fixed in change Id740c399ce2ed39de890900878e704291e5a4dfb

GOIII moved this task from Backlog to Done on the ProofreadPage board.Jun 12 2016, 3:57 AM
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