[suggest] antiword RPM

Michael Mansour mic at npgx.com.au
Wed May 9 06:07:22 CEST 2007


Hi,

I'm using the antiword RPM:

# rpm -qi antiword
Name        : antiword                     Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.37                              Vendor: Dag Apt Repository,
http://dag.wieers.com/apt/
Release     : 1.2.el4.rf                    Build Date: Sat 03 Dec 2005
05:34:57 EST
Install Date: Sat 17 Feb 2007 18:39:56 EST      Build Host:
lisse.hasselt.wieers.com
Group       : Applications/Publishing       Source RPM:
antiword-0.37-1.2.el4.rf.src.rpm
Size        : 681214                           License: GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Sat 03 Dec 2005 08:23:34 EST, Key ID a20e52146b8d79e6
Packager    : Dries Verachtert <dries at ulyssis.org>
URL         : http://www.winfield.demon.nl/
Summary     : Converts MS-Word documents to ASCII and Postscript
Description :
Antiword is a free MS-Word reader. It converts the documents from Word 2,
6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003 to text, Postscript, and XML/DocBook.
Antiword tries to keep the layout of the document intact.

and noticed that:

# ll /usr/bin/antiword
-rwxr-x---  1 root root 249439 Dec  3  2005 /usr/bin/antiword

this actually caused a problem for me for a Web app that needed to use it, so
changing it to:

# ll /usr/bin/antiword
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 249439 Dec  3  2005 /usr/bin/antiword

fixed the problem.

Is there any reason why the permissions on the executable were that restrictive?

Michael.




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