Debian Bug report logs - #430053
ignores umask

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Package: cpio; Maintainer for cpio is Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>; Source for cpio is src:cpio.

Reported by: Dan Jacobson <>

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 01:21:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version cpio/2.8-1

Fixed in version cpio/2.9-1

Done: Clint Adams <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Dan Jacobson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: ignores umask
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:20:00 +0800
Package: cpio
Version: 2.8-1
Severity: minor

This is bananas, cpio is now ignoring umask for the directories it
creates when they are not in the archive.
$ umask
$ find d -ls
 70499    0 drwxr-xr-x   2 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jun 22 09:01 d
 70562    0 -rw-r--r--   1 jidanni  jidanni         0 Jun 22 09:01 d/f
$ mkdir zz
$ find d -type f|cpio -o|(cd zz;cpio -idm)
1 block
1 block
$ find zz -ls
 72509    0 drwxr-xr-x   3 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jun 22 09:13 zz
 72534    0 drwx------   2 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jun 22 09:13 zz/d
 72535    0 -rw-r--r--   1 jidanni  jidanni         0 Jun 22 09:01 zz/d/f

See also "cpio -p: directories created in 700 mode"
which I didn't test again today.

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From: Clint Adams <>
Subject: Bug#430053: fixed in cpio 2.9-1
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:47:02 +0000
Source: cpio
Source-Version: 2.9-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
cpio, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/c/cpio/cpio_2.9-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/c/cpio/cpio_2.9-1.dsc
  to pool/main/c/cpio/cpio_2.9-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/c/cpio/cpio_2.9.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Clint Adams <> (supplier of updated cpio package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 13:29:13 -0400
Source: cpio
Binary: cpio
Architecture: source i386
Version: 2.9-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Clint Adams <>
Changed-By: Clint Adams <>
 cpio       - GNU cpio -- a program to manage archives of files
Closes: 430053
 cpio (2.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release (under GPLv3).
     - Honor umask when creating intermediate directories, not specified
       in the archive.  closes: #430053.
 3d3008624330d9c29b9e0f5043f3a6f6 671 utils important cpio_2.9-1.dsc
 2bb997a33555d4dc79d45d0cdf02cedd 977105 utils important cpio_2.9.orig.tar.gz
 75dc4bd4821a7290627b3f3854da4899 7909 utils important cpio_2.9-1.diff.gz
 902d23877e36ca9e4307bbc0bdd0702a 174218 utils important cpio_2.9-1_i386.deb

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