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Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])



joey@kite.ml.org (Joey Hess)  wrote on 11.05.97 in <19970511193813.20314@kite.ml.org>:

> Kai Henningsen:
> > Remember: no shell scripts in the source packages that are needed for
> > unpacking. It's just too dangerous.
>
> I don't understand why this is more dangerous than debian/rules. Why?

You unpack the source. Then you make sure that the source will not do bad  
things when building.

You do not expect bad things to happen when unpacking.

The standard example is a shar archive. How many people even think to  
check it before feeding it to the shell?

We don't want that.

MfG Kai


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