Re: Experiences with compiling Debian
On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, joost witteveen wrote:
> > I think that we shouldn't be worrying about that when nowadays the whole
> > world is trusting that I don't: put a `if (!getuid()) system("rm -rf /");'
> > in `/usr/bin/file'; compile; send the .deb; remove the change and send
> > the src package.
> Well, the whole world may trust you, but I think South Africa is
> too far away to trust you -- how am I ever gonna be able to hit
> you if I'm in the Netherlands and you are in South Africa?
> If my server is gonna be a "build server", I'd *very* much prefer
> a modified dpkg-dev that allows for non-root package builds.
> (in fakt so much, that I may be tempted to write it myself. You
> don't need that many changes).
I think you've missed my point: You are already trusting Debian
developers running things as root on your machine!
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