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Re: itp: static bins / resolving static debian issues

On Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 06:01:31PM +0200, Marek Habersack wrote:
> * Nathaniel Smith said:
> > First, the security: while it may be theoretically possible to put wrappers
> > around passwd and so on, ensuring that the two accounts are kept in sync is
> [snip]
> > exists at all.  This of course might be an acceptable cost if it gained us
> > a great deal, but I maintain that it does not.
> Well, as Justin has noted that extra account may be disabled. And only
> the administrator who a) wants to use it, b) is conscious of all the
> extra effort would enable it.

this thing has turned around to a ridiculous degree in the last
day or so. consensus has been established that having an optional
static binaries package wouldn't be such a bad thing. note that word

stop and think for a minute: YOU and Justin and one or two others are
the ones who want the static shell etc....yet you somehow think that it
is EVERYONE ELSE who has to fuck around with their systems to get it
BACK to the way it was before.


You want something extra, something optional...that's fine. just don't
try to force it on everyone else.

if you want to run freebsd with their root and toor account, then go and
run freebsd - don't try to make debian into a clone. 


craig sanders

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