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

On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 12:11:26AM -0000, KORN Andras wrote:
> 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.

First, I think this should be a bug on policy, if anywhere. IMO, it
would be much better if you wrote up something on how you think
capabilities should be handled by Debian first, since this bug isn't
going anywhere until some who knows and uses capabilities does just

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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