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Re: shellutils grave bug

I wrote:
> Four or five bug reports have just been submitted because the i386
> port of shellutils (just uploaded by the autobuilder, I would guess --
> haven't checked) has a non-setuid-root su.  So I tried recompiling the
> slink version -- and I has the *same* problem.
> I plan to investigate and to do an NMU very soon, once I'm able to
> find the real problem.  If I can't, I'll just stick an appropriate
> line in debian/rules for the time being.

Found the problem: the slink version of debhelper didn't strip the
setuid bit from executables, the current potato version does.  Fix:
  dh_fixperms -Xbin/su

NMU is currently in progress.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg

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