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Re: bashbug install mode


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bashbug install mode
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:25:12 -0800
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On 11/27/16 1:35 AM, Michał Górny wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> While scanning our systems for executables that are installed u-w, I've
> noticed this specific mode is used for bashbug explicitly. Is there
> a good reason for doing that?

Well, twenty years ago when the two installation modes were introduced,
I'm pretty sure that the separate modes for installing binaries and
scripts were recommended by the GNU coding standards.

However, the reasons you cite are all good ones to prevent a script,
which is for all intents just a regular file, from being modified after
being installed.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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