[arch-dev-public] strip is failing on files with permission 444/555

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 16:13:40 EST 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> After some short tests we found strip failing for any regular user as
> well inside fakeroot on files with permission 444 or 555:
> $ cp /lib/libacl.so.1 /tmp/testlib.so; chmod 444 /tmp/testlib.so; /usr/bin/strip /tmp/testlib.so
> /usr/bin/strip: unable to copy file '/tmp/testlib.so'; reason: Permission denied
> Dan could confirm this on his system.

That is expected. Both 444 and 555 are missing write permissions, and
strip re-writes the file.

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