[yocto] Setting directories permissions

Oliver Graute oliver.graute at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 23:31:46 PDT 2017

Hello List,

I try to define a directory permission for a folder to 0775 instead of
0755 in my recipe. But somewhere in the install and packaging process
this is overwritten.

in my receipe I do this:

do_install() {
    install -m 0775 -d ${D}${sysconfdir}/folder1/folder2/

I expect this on the target:

root at box:/etc/folder1# ls -la
drwxrwxr-x    2 root     webgrp         512 Jan  1  1970 folder2

but I get only this permissions:

root at box:/etc/folder1# ls -la
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     webgrp         512 Jan  1  1970 folder2

I also tried to define it in the fs-perms.txt file. But this didn't work

/etc/folder1/folder2           0775    root    webgrp  false - - -

some clue how to handle such directory permissions the yocto way?

Best Regards,


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