Subject: Libraries and executable permission
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/29/2006 20:32:19

while installing multimedia/realplayer-codecs pkgsrc told me that
there were .so files installed without execute permissions.  Indeed
they are because the package uses INSTALL_DATA instead of INSTALL_LIB.

My question is... as these .so files seem to be "plugins" (not
libraries linked to a binary), do they also need executable
permissions in some platform?  If so, I'll fix it.  Which is the
offending platform, if I may ask?


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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