distutils deficiency

PenguinOfDoom pahan at gmx.net
Wed Jun 25 01:52:58 CEST 2003

For whatever reason, distutils does not change file permissions of
stuff in data_files in core.setup and neither does it allow specifying
these permissions. The CVS repository I am using assigns permissions
for files it downloads to 640. When distutils installs that, and I try
to use the application, things obviously go boom. Right now, I'll
probably have to resort to an os.chmod call in the setup script.
Shouldn't data_files be more flexible or less sloppy?

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