why do have shared libs 755 perms?

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Sat May 11 18:25:11 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> why have .so files of fedora-packages executeable permissions?
> they are not executeable,  [...]

Shared libs can be executed e.g. :

$ /usr/lib64/libc.so.6
GNU C Library stable release version 2.16, by Roland McGrath et al.
Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
Compiled by GNU CC version 4.7.2 20121109 (Red Hat 4.7.2-8).
Compiled on a Linux 3.8.9 system on 2013-04-30.
Available extensions:
    Support for some architectures added on, not maintained in glibc core.
    The C stubs add-on version 2.1.2.
    crypt add-on version 2.1 by Michael Glad and others
    GNU Libidn by Simon Josefsson
    Native POSIX Threads Library by Ulrich Drepper et al
    RT using linux kernel aio
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