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Re: Updating scanners and filters in Debian stable (3.1)

On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 02:50:35PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 10:59:39 +0100, paddy <paddy@panici.net> wrote:
> >On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 09:37:57AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> >> It will also happily write to /usr which is IMO a no-no for user
> >> binaries.
> >
> >Where should it write to ? 
> >
> >Would /var/lib or /usr/local be right ?
> /usr/local is the domain of the local admin. 

Agreed. Can't use that.

> /var/lib or /var/cache
> might be the right place. But it should be configurable, since some
> people mount /var noexec which might break the setup.

All told I'm inclined to think this makes it 'not the right place'.

> The clean way would be to build .deb files from the downloaded
> plugins, and to install them via the package management.

I don't believe that everything can, will and should go into package
management. (although that may be the answer in this case).

I can only imagaine that such debs would best live on volatile.

The point of my original question is that I can't see the right place.

Another attempt:

	whatabout under /home/nessus (or whatever)?

Perl 6 will give you the big knob. -- Larry Wall

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