Topic: chmod 0777?
Just a quick note about something more or less security related. I've read a message about directories that have to be chmodded to 777 (cache and avatar) , see this thread. Rickard is clear about it : the directory does not have to be 0777, but during the install process, if the directories are not writeable, you suggest to chmod it to 0777 (I tested with the french version however, not the english one). Maybe it would be good to change that in the installer...
So two questions :
- why mentioning to chmod to 0777 if it's not necessary (and can be harmful)?
- and what's the alternative chmod code to get it working properly?