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Re: bashbug install mode


From: Michał Górny
Subject: Re: bashbug install mode
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:50:33 +0100

On Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:38:31 -0800
Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 11/28/16 1:35 PM, Michał Górny wrote:
> 
> > 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.  
> 
> I disagree that it's wrong, per se.  Certainly there's no real compelling
> reason to change it now.  Who wants to be able to edit a shell script in
> situ after it's been installed?

The obvious answer would be: someone trying to debug it. Not saying
that I ever did that, just answering the question.

I don't have a convincing argument for you. In my case, it was caught
because I was checking packages for accidental wrong permissions --
and it triggered my check as I didn't predict anyone would install
files non-writable by their owner.

That doesn't change the fact that I'd prefer to see this changed, if
only to make me sleep better seeing all files in /usr/bin having
the same permissions, in a pretty row of 'ls -l' ;-P.

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

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