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

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Apr 9 18:27:57 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-09 at 11:30 -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> 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.
> So, any closer to an answer on this question?

The short answer: This is how rpm marks files for tracking requires and
stripping debuginfo.

Is this the best way to do it? Probably not. Seems like a good target
for improvement in upstream rpm. I'm sure they'd love some patches.


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