Subject: Re: shared objects installed without execute permission bogus warning?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/28/2004 07:40:36
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On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 09:32:24AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:

> > should I add _OPSYS_SHLIB_EXEC to platform/*.mk ?
> Definitely not.
> I want to make sure all packages are watched for improper permissions [on
> all platforms using ELF/a.out-style shlibs] so that the package maintaine=
> will fix these things.  Even if some platforms have loose permissions, it=
> a bug, and should not be foisted upon just one person or a small group of
> persons to clean up everyone else's mess.

that's precisely why I suggested the change.

we are now effectively forcing our ways on users/platforms that
relaxed such requirements a long time ago, for absolutely *no* gain.
that doesn't make sense to me, and pkgsrc should not proceed any
further down this path without being absolutely sure this is what we
want to do.

imho, this is not what we want to do.


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