On 7/24/05, Peter Wang <tjaden@...> wrote:
> Here is a patch to install liballeg*.so and the alleg-*.so modules with
> the execute bit on. Everyone else seems to do it that way, though I
> don't really know why.
I posed this question to the OpenSolaris community. I imagine the
answers would be roughly the same for BSD/Linux:
In short, it's for historical reasons when linkers and other things
required the executable bit set...whether it's still for historical
reasons or not on BSD/Linux who can say? But everyone seems to ship
them that way as you noted.
Shawn Walker, Software and Systems Analyst
binarycrusader@... - http://binarycrusader.blogspot.com/