On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:44:23 AM UTC+10, Jeroen Demeyer wrote:
> On 2018-03-11 23:32, Travis Scrimshaw wrote: 
> > When I set the umask of my laptop to 0002, then I can run doctests. 
> > However, 0002 makes the created files/directories /more/ permissive by 
> > making it group writable. So this seems like a bug in Sage to me; at 
> > least it contradicts the error message... 
> It doesn't really contradict the error message, it's just how you look 
> at it. I am checking permissions relative to the umask. 
> If your umask is 0002, it means that you consider your group trusted. If 
> your umask is 0022, then your group is untrusted. 
Ah, I see; that makes sense. Thank you for the pointer to umask.

I've been trying to figure out what changed between these Ubuntu versions 
that led to this change (I know I can fix it by adding a umask 0002 to my 
~/.profile ), but I cannot find yet why. Anyways, that's not for sage-devel.


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