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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

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