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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] libxenstore should be executable

To: Vincent Hanquez <vincent.hanquez@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] libxenstore should be executable
From: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 14:36:29 -0400
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On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 11:57 +0200, Vincent Hanquez wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 11:28:03PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > Shared libraries are supposed to be installed +x
> I don't think that needed (almost all libraries in my /usr/lib are -x).
> Even then you shouldn't call INSTALL_**PROG** but just create an
> INSTALL_LIB or somethign similar..

Shared libs have traditionally been installed as executables due to some
long ago accidents of implementation in historical Unixes.  And there
are various tools which "expect" it (... and this is why they get
created as executable by default by ld).  

Switching to INSTALL_LIB here although I think the whole "define all the
ways you're going to use install" in this makefile a _smidge_ overkill

Signed-off-by: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>


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