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Re: sendmail issues (was: Re: cron has gone to UTC time?)

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. :)


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