[I hope it is appropriate to post this here.  I posted on gimp-user and
got no feedback on this.  I did not want to post as a bug on bugzilla
yet in case I am missing something simple.]

Using Gimp 2.6.6 on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) Linux.

TIFF ONLY ---- This problem seems *only* to be happening when
creating/saving TIFF (.tif) files.  If the filetype is something else,
then the problem is not happening.

On two different workstations, being run by two different login users,
creating files in various different directories, Gimp is creating the
files with permissions that are incorrectly too restrictive:

  Gimp is making as 644:

  -rw-r--r--  1 jay jsa  1919194 2009-03-31 12:10 tmp.tif

  When it should be making as 664:

  -rw-rw-r--  1 jay jsa  1919194 2009-03-31 12:10 tmp.tif

ONLY Gimp is doing this.

Creating files in the exact same manner and saving them to test.png or
test.jpg results in _correct_ permissions.  It only is a problem with
.tif files (so far in my testing).

a) The directories that the files are being created in have perms of 6775:

   drwsrwsr-x  3 jay     jsa     4096 2007-05-28 15:57 testdir

   Files created in a directory with those perms are _supposed_ to be
created as 664 which is rw-rw-r--.

b) When any other program, such as vi or touch, makes a file in the very
same directory, it is making the perms correctly.

c) I have double checked the user's umask which is correctly 0002 which
would result in file creation as 664.

d) We have never had this problem with any other program (when the
directory perms are correct, which they are in this case).

e) An associate on a completely different, but virtually identically
configured Ubuntu linux system (all same versions). has been able to
replicate the exact same problem.


1) Is this a (known?) bug?

2) Is this configurable somewhere in Gimp?  I can't find it if it is.

3) Is this configurable somehow in the .gimp* rc files and/or from the
command line?


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