Bug#683815: gdm overrides system's default umask

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Sat Aug 4 11:12:58 UTC 2012

Package: gdm

in contrast to slim, kdm, or startx, gdm breaks the central
umask configuration.
This is in debian stable (squeeze).

GDM sets the default umask to an explicit value (0022),
however, it should leave it as set by the system's default settings.

(The default umask is set with pam_umask according to http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopHowTo)

Executed in an xterm called directly from ~/.xsession
~$ umask

while a text console gives a correct:
~$ umask
(as set by pam_umask.so usergroups)

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