Re: Unstripped binaries, stripped at installation time?
Scavenging the mail folder uncovered Karl M. Hegbloom's letter:
> That relies on trusting the maintainer. I hear scuttlebutt about
> that their could be a rogue maintainer who "hacks" backdoors into
> stuff, or writes a self-modifying postinst script that does things
> it's not supposed to.
taht's right. but such a maintainer will be kicked out of debian
as fast as the first developer install the malevolous package.
> An often asked question is then "What could I do if I upgraded Debian
> and a rogue maintainer script or trojan horse wiped out my junk mail
if you are using stable you'll never hit such a problem. some
hundreds of developers have already tested the package for you ;)
if you're using unstable, you ought to be a developer and you are
*not* using a production machine, with all your sensitive data on
it to do developement, aren't you?
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