Bug#962420: /usr/local/share/fonts owned by group staff even if /etc/staff-group-for-usr-local not present

Sébastien Villemot sebastien at debian.org
Sun Jun 7 20:26:49 BST 2020

Package: fontconfig-config
Version: 2.13.1-2
Severity: normal

The /usr/local/share/fonts directory, as created by the postinst script of
fontconfig-config, is always owned by group staff, with permissions 2775.

This is a violation of Debian Policy §9.1.2. Those specific ownerships and
permissions should only be given when the file /etc/staff-group-for-usr-local
is present. When it is not, the directory should be owned by root:root and have
permissions 0775.

Note that, since buster, new installations do not have
/etc/staff-group-for-usr-local by default, which makes this bug biting more


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