When I tried to build and release 4.0.3 rc1 I ran into the problem that the tgz contains files that all have the access rights 400.
At least in the data directories. Anyone trying to install this will get RCS errors.
I have noticed that when I run the build script the files are copied to a directory with a 5 digit number in /tmp.
Here all the user rights seem correct.
Until the script has finished checking out the previous TWiki version and generates the ,v files.
The minute the ,v files are added ALL the files change access rights from rw-rw---- to r--r-----
The resulting tgz will generate quite a lot of noise if I release it even as a beta so I have given up making the release until the build script is fixed.
I checked the last 4.0.2 tgz and it has the correct user rights.
Will's last unofficial trial run of making a 4.0.3 rc has the same problem and the one I make so it is not just my setup.
RCS was mangling the perms.
Removing a few perms (svn executable properties) in SVN and updating default plugin MANIFESTs. Default permissions is something like
-r-xr-xr-- 1 www-data www-data 11372 2006-06-15 21:59 TablePlugin.txt
I.e. readonly to apache user.
Perhaps default could be changed to 0660 if no sensible value is found in MANIFEST?