On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Andreas Radke <email@example.com> wrote:
> After some short tests we found strip failing for any regular user as
> well inside fakeroot on files with permission 444 or 555:
> $ cp /lib/libacl.so.1 /tmp/testlib.so; chmod 444 /tmp/testlib.so; /usr/bin/strip /tmp/testlib.so
> /usr/bin/strip: unable to copy file '/tmp/testlib.so'; reason: Permission denied
> Dan could confirm this on his system.
That is expected. Both 444 and 555 are missing write permissions, and
strip re-writes the file.