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

From: Elf
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] chmod a+rw indeed
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:08:49 -0800 (PST)

um, changing to 644 is almost certainly incorrect for executables.  methinks
you want 0755.


On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, felix winkelmann 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

Thanks for reporting this. I changed the invocation to use 0644 instead.


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