[fpc-devel] grab_vcsa permissions when building from source

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Sun Jun 28 22:25:56 CEST 2015

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
>> On Linux (other unixes untested),
> (afaik vcsa is a linux only thing)

I can confirm it's not in the build for Solaris.

>> 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).

Thanks for the clarification :-)

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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