Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/samba
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/16/2007 11:33:08
On 2/16/07, Blair Sadewitz <> wrote:
> Speaking of samba-related issues, the pam-pwauth_suid module does not
> build on amd64 because the makefile doesn't account for -fPIC.
> Also, I don't think it's supposed to be executable, unless all the
> other modules are installed incorrectly. ;)

All .so's should be marked executable; the fact that many software
packages don't do this is a bug, not a feature.

(This used to be standard practice, and is required on some Unix-type
systems in order for a shared object to be mapped in as text/code
space.  There have been mumblings even in NetBSD about reviving the
MAP_EXEC protection mapping from the 'x' bit of a shared library, thus
making that bit quite important after all.)

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>