Shared library permissions

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Mon Aug 22 15:06:44 PDT 2005


Matthew Burgess wrote:

> Does anyone know why shared libraries need the execute bit set on them? 

AFAICT they don't need it (except of course libc.so.6 and ld-linux.so.2).
Debian ship a whole distro with the shared libs all 644 (apart from those
2 aforementioned libs).

IMHO the current practice seems like a historical quirky thing.. probably
made worse by questionable libtool compatibility behavior..

More info here:

  http://www.diy-linux.org/pipermail/diy-linux-dev/2005-March/000485.html

Regards
Greg
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