Permissions leak from sdist to generated egg

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Fred Drake created an issue

Permissions can leak from an sdist into a generated egg for files simply copied from the sdist (like metadata).

If the sdist is created from files with user-only permissions (umask 022), but distribute is invoked to create an egg with umask 002, some files are copied from the sdist with user-only permissions, while others are created with the expected user+group permissions.

Files in the generated egg should consistently reflect the umask at the time of egg creation.

Example offending sdist:

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