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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 13:04:29 +0100

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.


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