[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: only strip files that are writable

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 2 19:42:55 EST 2010

On 03/02/10 03:02, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 27.01.2010 00:24, schrieb Allan McRae:
>>> - would anyone want to strip everything regardless of their
>>> permissions (and running strip as root for that reason) ?
>> I have no idea why libraries/binaries are installed without 644/755
>> permissions anyway.  Configuration files I understand...  That said, the
>> do get installed that way and so this needs dealt with.
> I have seen cases where applications require certain helper applications
> or plugins to be 555 or 500, so not writable by anyone (for security
> reasons, but I don't remember exactly where I saw this).
> Instead of not stripping them at all, wouldn't it be desirable to make
> them writable, strip them and remove the writable permissions again?

Sure, consider that a stage 2.  For this stage I just want to avoid the 
error trap that should (untested) be set off in these cases.


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