Shared library permissions

Andrew Benton b3nt at
Sat Nov 5 12:23:10 PST 2005

On the BIND-9.3.1 server page there is a long instruction to chmod the installed shared libraries to 755 and the explanation given is that "Libtool does not set the permissions for these libraries correctly"...But libtool sets the permissions to 644. How is that not correct? Why do shared libraries need to be executable? Why go to the trouble of "fixing" something that isn't broken?

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