[Fedora-packaging] [Fwd: Re: [CMake] cmake does not set execute bit on shared libraries]

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Apr 6 20:38:10 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 13:13 -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Some interesting information about the shared library execute bit issue.
> Why is it that we require the execute bit?  I found an old post about it 
> maybe being tied to the kernel protecting overwriting running programs, 
> but no idea if that ever was put it place.


Do you know why we only eu-strip libraries if they have the execute bit
set? As the cmake folks pointed out, this is the opposite of Debian's
policy (never set the libraries executable).


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