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Re: Documentation server security issues

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > > I've been reading the thread about the Debian documentation policy, and...
> > > It seems that many of you aren't taking security seriously enough.
> > You don't have to worry about security issues: The new documentation
> > policy will not require a web server. Web servers will be supported (to do
> > searching, uncompressing, etc.) but their use will be optional.
> The new documentation policy is broken, since it mandates to have large
> amounts of uncompressed HTML documentation just to stop a discussion.

Please calm down and read the proposal again. First, nothing in the
proposal is included "just to stop a discussion". Second, files are
installed uncompressed only as default. All packages will support the new
"doc-base" package which will compress all HTML files automatically (even
without asking the user), if the local sysadmin has decided to do so.

I'm currently working on a "Documentation Policy" document. I'll present
it here in a few days. It will include more infos about that.



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