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Re: [Chicken-users] chmod a+rw indeed

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] chmod a+rw indeed
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:22:32 +0100

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 1:04 PM, felix winkelmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Drake Wilson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Sorry for the short pre-message research time, but this seems bogus
>> enough to warrant it.  I just built Chicken 3.4.0 from source in
>> /usr/local/src/chicken-3.4.0 on Debian GNU/Linux x86_64 ("sid"), and
>> at the end of the [make install] output, I see:
>>  $ sudo make PLATFORM=linux PREFIX=/usr/local USE_HOST_PCRE=yes install
>>  [...]
>>  chmod a+rw chicken csi \
>>            csc chicken-profile
>>  chmod a+rw chicken-setup
>> Uh.  Why is this making the executables world-writable?  Who said I
>> wanted other UIDs on this machine to be able to write to those files?
>> It seems like a pretty bad idea to be doing that without user consent,
>> or at the very least a prominent notice!
>> A few searches on, the Web, and the user manual turn
>> up nothing relevant about "world-writable" or "chmod a+rw", so here I
>> post.
> Thanks for reporting this. I changed the invocation to use 0644 instead.

744, 744 (whack!)


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