Git checkout on Debian Lenny fails

David Kuehling dvdkhlng at
Thu Sep 16 16:34:12 EDT 2010

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Post <alanpost at> writes:

> For some reason, the /usr/share/git-core/templates/... files are mode
> 640.  I'm not sure whether this is a result of using sudo and having
> the umask be set to 007 or whether the package is bundled poorly.

You're right, doing a 'chmod a+r' fixed the problem.  Thanks for the

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