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Re: setuid/setgid binaries contained in the Debian repository.



Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 
> 
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 
> 
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 
> 
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 
> 
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 
> 
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 
> 
> 	Packaging informatoin, not program behaviour affected by
>  this. Packaging details are determined by developers, and can be
>  easily changed. 

In certian cultures, including mine, gratutious repitions of ones point
is considered childish and rude and something most of us outgrow by age
6.

Anyway, you seem to be arguing that policy cannot make mandates that
require significant changes to the source or behavior of programs, which
is not true at all. Policy requires that packages bt FHS compliant; this
often means large changes to the endire organisation of packages,
including large source code changes and design changes. (See the
space-orbit package for a good example.) Policy asks that window
managers support the debian menu system, this has required significant
changes in the code of less-capable window managers such as twm. Policy
requires that everything in debian use the same backspace/delete
keyboard mapping, which requires changes all over the place. Policy
requires that programs not depend on environment variables to function,
which can easily mean that a program's source code must be changed to
make it read a config file instead. These are just a few examples.

-- 
see shy jo

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