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From: Mark <znxster@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Why are *.so library files executable?
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 16:12:21
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Why are *.so library files executable? by Nikos Chantziaras
1 On 5 June 2011 15:43, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de> wrote:
2 > Why are *.so files set as executables?  I noticed that they keep working if
3 > I do a "chmod a-x" on them.
5 You can in fact make a library be an executable at the same time, see:
6 /lib/
8 For those that care if can be accomplished by this method:
11 By rights shared libraries are a form of executable, the trick however
12 is that they have multiple entry points (whereas binaries have one).
14 I am not entirely sure the requirement for +x is needed anymore (it
15 certainly was in the past).
17 Thanks
18 Mark