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Re: Install modes

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Install modes
Date: 2000-06-17 17:08:08
Message-ID: 19264.961261688@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> There seems to be little practical reason why we couldn't go along with
> the standard install modes of:

> programs, shared libraries		0755	[*]
> data (libraries, headers, *.sample)	0644

> [*] assuming that "HPUX wants shared libs to be mode 555" does not
> preclude mode 755

555 for shlibs on HPUX is not negotiable --- the performance cost of not
doing it that way is horrific.  Shlibs are so wonderfully nonstandard
that there are likely other platforms with weird requirements for
shlibs.  So I'd suggest 3 categories:

programs				0755
shared libraries			platform-specific but usually 0755
data (libraries, headers, *.sample)	0644

Otherwise I agree --- no real need for 444 on data files.

			regards, tom lane

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