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Re: bashbug install mode


From: Michał Górny
Subject: Re: bashbug install mode
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:35:12 +0100

On Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:25:12 -0800
Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

I don't think they do that anymore. Today, the de facto recommendation
from GNU would be automake, which installs all executables 0755. Here bash
stands out as doing something possibly wrong.

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
<http://dev.gentoo.org/~mgorny/>

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