[fpc-devel] grab_vcsa permissions when building from source

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Jun 28 21:54:11 CEST 2015

In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
> On Linux (other unixes untested),

(afaik vcsa is a linux only thing)

> I notice that when installing prebuilt 
> binaries grab_vcsa is setuid root, but when building from source (svn or 
> snapshot) it's only got basic permissions.
> Is this something that should be done by the installation makefile, and 
> if so does it merit a bug report?

I think this belongs to the distribution package level. The binary tgz
distribution tries to set things up for systems without package system,
therefore it has it.

Currently the makefiles don't have a grasp of files with differing sets of
permissions. (other than executable or not).

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