[RFD]: Execute permission for DLLs?

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Tue Oct 31 06:31:00 GMT 2000

--- Corinna Vinschen <vinschen@cygnus.com> wrote:
> On NTFS partitions, NT/W2K require the execute permission for DLLs to
> allow loading a DLL on process startup.
> That's no problem unless a person using `ntsec' gets a tar archive
> packed by a person not using `ntsec' or packing on a FAT partition.
> Since Cygwin fakes the execute permission only for the suffixes
> "exe", "bat", "com", DLLs are treated as non executable by the
> stat() call when `ntsec' isn't set.
> When a person using `ntsec' unpacks that tar archive, the start of
> an application which requires one of the DLLs from the archive will
> fail with the Windows message
>   "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000022)"
> which isn't that meaningful for most of the users.
> To solve that problem we would have to do a simple step. Fake
> execute permissions for DLLs when `ntsec' isn't set or the file
> system doesn't support ACLs (FAT/FAT32).
> Thoughts?

Lame windows.  Sounds like the correct workaround.


Earnie Boyd

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