Re: Package maintainer script policy.
On 3 Aug 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I guess we need to modify policy on this; and maybe require
> that all pre and post install and rm scripts need to be scripts for
> security purposes?
Core 'essential' packages require this to ensure the stability of the
system while upgrading. This is why readline is a binary not a shell
script and why libc has a binary as it's install script.
If this becomes policy then essential packages should be excluded.
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