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Re: debmake 1.14 uploaded

From: Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
> *WHAT* ?!!!!?!!!

Let's not start a shouting match, please.

I agree that setuid-wrappers should be treated carefully. Perhaps they
should be broken out of debmake into another package, so that the user
can choose to install them or not.



> You've made a global decision for everyone who installs debmake that
> anyone in group root is to be trusted with root access, and you don't
> really tell either ?
> There is _no reason_ for debmake (or indeed dpkg) to include any
> suid-root tools.  If people want this kind of facility it should be
> provided by special-purpose programs like super, sudo, really or su.

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