Re: Bundling .debs (in a .deb?)
On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 04:24:31PM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Steve Traugott wrote:
> > Silly question -- if I'm bundling multiple .debs up inside another
> > ..deb, which is the better place to put them:
> > - in /tmp inside data.tar.gz, where they'll land in /tmp on the target
> > and be removed by the postinstall
> NEVER use files in /tmp with predictable names unless you want to
> be vulnerable to a simple symlink attack.
> If you are creating a deb of debs, I'd opt for a multideb that
> contains all files, scripts integrated into one single large
> .deb instead of one large .deb file that contains more .deb
> packages inside. However, maybe I haven't yet understood what
> you want to achieve.
That originally seemed like it would be complicated enough that
automation of the build might be a problem... But you aren't the
first person to suggest it. Thinking.
Stephen G. Traugott
UNIX/Linux Infrastructure Architect, TerraLuna LLC