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I can create a .deb package successfully with all the file owner fields set correctly. Unfortunately the permission fields are ignores. For example I install one file with:

install -v -cm 400 -o ${user} *.pl ${DESTDIR}${dir}

but all the files in the package are 644 anyways. How can I force different permissions?

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Find the dh_fixperms line in debian/rules (should be in the binary-arch or binary-indep target, as appropriate) and add -Xpath/to/file to that call.

SEE ALSO

dh_fixperms(1)

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