From: Caleb Epstein (caleb.epstein_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-01 17:00:09
On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 14:38:24 -0600, Aaron W. LaFramboise
> I don't think it is common for ANY sort of source distribution for files
> to be read-only. For example, are your compiler's header files
> read-only? Are the SDKs you normally use read-only? Is example code
> normally read-only?
Once they are INSTALLED, yes. But not in the unpacked distribution.
Not sure how other folks around here do it, but I view the build tree
as one thing (source code, configuration scripts, etc) and the
installed tree (compiled libraries and header files) as another. The
former is usually owned by a normal user and usually lives (briefly)
in their home directory. The latter is owned by a privileged user
(e.g. root) or set read-only to prevent accidental modification.
-- Caleb Epstein caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]
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