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Re: dpkg-statoverride vs. suidmanager



On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 02:21:28PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Joey Hess wrote:
> > Wichert, Adam, what do you think?
> 
> We'll have to make it dpkg >=1.8 since that will fix some stupid bugs
> in dpkg-statoverride, and we'll have to be careful to coordinate 
> uploading the packages at the same day. Otherwise I don't have any
> objections.

Sounds fine to me too.

> Oh, yes, one issue: there is no way suidmanager can really know it
> an entry in suid.conf is a user override or not. The only indication
> could be a package name, but there is nothing prevent somebody from
> having a package called `local' or `user' installed which will mess
> up an automatic switch.

Yeah, that's always been an issue.  In fact, a package called `local' or
`user' would rather break suidmanager.  Which just goes to show that
suidmanager has always been a hack.  It'll be nice to get rid of it.

Adam

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