Re: dmake in debian
On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 06:46:34PM +0200, Chris Halls wrote:
> I can do if you like. I wasn't aware of Peter's ITP, or that there was
> demand for dmake in Debian. I made these packages as part of my NM process;
> I don't think Peter would mind if I uploaded them.
I think it's pointful to have it in Debian now, so that people can easily
send feeback through the BTS (i have ported it to GNU/Hurd, for example)
> My main reason for stalling was because of the insecure use of mktmp. I
> made a wrapper script that refuses to run dmake if it is started in a group
> or world writable directory. Does that work for you?
I'm afraid i have no idea of the issue, but i noticed this warning:
sysintf.o: In function `Get_temp':
sysintf.o(.text+0x5fc): the use of `tempnam' is dangerous, better use `mkstemp'
maybe mkstemp does such security checks already?
> Yes, although I would need a sponsor.
Torsten Landschoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Peter Novodvorsky <email@example.com>
are in the ITP. They might want to sponsor your package.
"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992