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Bug#82473: general: Please update policy to include information on capabilities

Package: general
Version: 20010116
Severity: wishlist


I've seen several bug reports related to packages not performing well in a
restricted capabilities environment; quite a few of the maintainers
had expressed ignorance of the capability system.

As capabilities seem to be the way to go security-wise, I suggest that the
policy be updated with information on what capabilities certain parts of
packages (such as startup scripts) should assume possession of;
additionally, it might be helpful to include documentation pointers for
developers and package maintainers.


            Andrew Korn (Korn Andras) <korn@chardonnay.math.bme.hu>
             Finger korn@chardonnay.math.bme.hu for pgp key. QOTD:
         Prompt: (n.) a computer request for a random operator error.

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Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux ppp3.math.bme.hu 2.4.0-test11 #16 Mon Dec 4 16:06:50 CET 2000 i586 unknown

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