Shared library permissions

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at
Sat Nov 5 21:10:59 PST 2005

On 11/5/05, Randy McMurchy <randy at> wrote:
> Andrew Benton wrote these words on 11/05/05 17:15 CST:
> > No, it doesn't. The conclusion of this thread
> >
> > seems to be that shared libraries don't need to be executable, it's just
> > a historical quirk. This doesn't explain why BLFS fixes something that
> > isn't broken.
> Forgot to mention, though I meant to. Always keep in mind that
> LFS is "Your distro, your rules." Though it was determined in the
> discussion that we would leave it the way it is, doesn't mean
> *you* have to execute that instruction.

True, but since the technical (rather not so technical:) reason is not
explained in any of the *LFS books, a not-so-advanced user does not
know he can bypass these instructions.

Tushar Teredesai
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