Issue 125176 - control files have bad permissions
Summary: control files have bad permissions
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-28 23:59 UTC by Scott Thackeray
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

remaining lintian complaints (with the fixes above applied) (987.07 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-03 13:19 UTC,
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Description Scott Thackeray 2014-06-28 23:59:58 UTC
The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organization who provided this package file and include the details beneath.

Lintian check results for /home/scott/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/openoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.1-9764_all.deb: 
E: openoffice-debian-menus: control-file-has-bad-permissions postinst 0775 != 0755 
E: openoffice-debian-menus: control-file-has-bad-permissions postrm 0775 != 0755 
E: openoffice-debian-menus: control-file-has-bad-permissions prerm 0775 != 0755 
E: openoffice-debian-menus: maintainer-address-missing Apache Software Foundation
Comment 1 Scott Thackeray 2014-06-29 00:03:27 UTC
I realy like open office and have used it for years I still have it with my win 7 on other hard drive but wanted to use it on this too ,, both os on same computer with two seperate hard drives
Comment 2 2014-07-02 12:50:07 UTC
No worries, you can install it anyway, please see [1] for details. The warnings about group permissions being equal to user permissions are not important when the group is user-specific. The missing maintainer address is another minor nit. I suggest "" as the maintainer address. Both should be solved. Volunteers are invited to help with this. The guilty module is probably main/postprocess.

Comment 3 SVN Robot 2014-07-03 12:35:27 UTC
"hdu" committed SVN revision 1607610 into trunk:
#i125176# fix the Debian control-file-bad-permission problem
Comment 4 SVN Robot 2014-07-03 12:50:05 UTC
"hdu" committed SVN revision 1607619 into trunk:
#i125176# add Debian package maintainer and extended description
Comment 5 2014-07-03 13:19:20 UTC
Created attachment 83633 [details]
remaining lintian complaints (with the fixes above applied)

The fixes above solve the problems mentioned in comment 1. But lintian complains about many more issues that it classifies as "serious". Examples are too short package names, the installation of files into /opt/ instead of /usr/, missing copyright files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Volunteers for solving these remaining complaints are invited...