Why /usr/bin/*.dll must be executable?
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Apr 20 17:29:00 GMT 2012
On 4/20/2012 1:25 PM, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> From: Corinna Vinschen
>> Windows requires the x bit for DLLs to be loadable as executable code
>> into the address space of a process. As VÃ¡clav wrote, it's a Windows
> So, I had to play with "chmod -x cyg*.dll" and, of course, it
> totally hosed Cygwin. I recovered by reinstalling from scratch
> only after realizing that ATTRIB did not have an option to re-
> establish X--we're talking XP here. So, as this is a Windows
> thing, wondering how, through Windows, I could restore execute
> access to the DLLs.
What's wrong with "chmod +x cyg*.dll"?
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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