A Quicklisp Debian package
- Subject: A Quicklisp Debian package
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On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 6:08 AM, Sebastian Tennant
<sebyte at smolny.plus.com> wrote:
> More importantly though, running as root introduces a huge security hole and
> means that we are relying completely on Zach Beane to vet all the code he
> accepts into the Quicklisp distribution.
> I've looked at instructing Quicklisp to simply download libraries, rather than
> downloading them and compiling them (see 'install' versus
> 'install-and-compile') but a number of important Quicklisp librarieshave to be
> compiled at installation time for their dependencies to be correctly handled,
> so compilation is a requirement and I don't think this should be done by a lisp
> image running as root!
> Unless you can convince me otherwise, for this reason alone, I will soon be
> reintroducing the system user.
Fair enough. You make a good point and I agree with you that a
dedicated user account is called for.
> Alternatively, you could try using the standard github collaboration model.
> This is probably best if you're going to get more involved (which I hope you
I must confess I'm more familiar with traditional VCS, but let me
review the instructions and prepare my forked repositories.
> While we're on the subject of workflow, I propose that we move discussion on
> swiqlisp development to github as none of this is Debian specific - swiQlisp
> is the upstream project and at some point one of us should take the lead in
> developing a Debian swiqlisp package.
Agreed, let's continue the discussion there.