On Sun, Feb 14, 1999 at 05:50:48PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote: > Joey Hess wrote: > > This seemed like a good idea at the time, but these problems with vital suid > > programs losing thier suid-ness during upgrade is makeing me reconsider > > this.. But I don't see a good solution. It seems we must have a window one > > way or the other, where the program has the permissions the admin doesn't > > want. We have the potential for random bits of the system breaking for a > > short time on one hand, and potential security holes on the other. > Of course one good fix would be to add some functionality similar to > suidmanager to dpkg. I won't hold my breath. :-/ Another solution (with much niftier side effects) would be implementing the admintool thing (to avoid questions), and speeding up dpkg (to make the actual installation faster). I won't hold my breath, either, though. :) Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. PGP encrypted mail preferred. ``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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