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Re: why are shared libs chmod +x? (again)

> > > Can someone tell me why shared libs should be installed executable?
> > > (Actually, Christoph Lameter wants to know this, cf. #7129, but since I
> > > don't know this either I'll redirect the question to this list.)
> > > 
> > > This is current policy and I want to add a small note to the paragraph
> > > stating the reasons for this.
> And since we're basically recompiling all the libraries for 2.0, this would
> be a good time to make the change. If no one can provide a good reason for
> libraries being 755, I say we revert them to 644.

The only reason I remember is that the shared libraries are
"executed", only not from the commandline, but within other binaries.

joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org
#!/usr/bin/perl -sp0777i<X+d*lMLa^*lN%0]dsXx++lMlN/dsM0<j]dsj
$/=unpack('H*',$_);$_=`echo 16dio\U$k"SK$/SM$n\EsN0p[lN*1
#what's this? see http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~aba/rsa/

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