Jeff Epler <> writes:

> I was not familiar with this behavior of 'install -d' that it tries to change
> the mode of an existing directory, but GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb
> certainly behaves as TJ reports.
> As a possible alternative, what about
>     [ -d $(DESTDIR)$(main1dir) ] || $(INSTALL) -d -m 755 $(DESTDIR)$(man1dir)
> so that $(INSTALL) is not called when the target directory exists
> already.

That can cut both ways, though.  If it exists and its permission is
too tight (say 0750), $(INSTALL) -d -m 755 ought to loosen for
others, but with the additional test, it won't be given a chance to
do so.
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