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Re: libselinux1 - required

On 09/06/05, Manoj Srivastava va, manoj <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 22:44:30 +1200, Nigel Jones <nigelj@gmail.com> said:
> > It's been implied that people will be basicly *forced* to use
> > selinux,
>         Where on earth did you get that idea? The goal is to make it
>  _feasible_ for people to run SELinux on Etch by configuring boot
> > so couldn't it be easier to have a coreutils-selinux
> > package on the side?
>         Since the original premise was flawed, this would just add to
>         package bloat.
> > just like how the kernel team maintain a couple different branches
> > of the kernel at the same time.  There are people that *REFUSE* to
> > use selinux (personal/political/etc... reasons), if "coreutils" is
> > made absolutely dependant on libselinux1, then the user gets no
> > choice...
>         Did you know that all Debian kernels now have SELinux compiled in?
Yeah, thankfully, I build my own kernels...
> > Personally, I am one of the above.  Sadly however there is becoming
> > a lack of distributions that provide such a choice.
>         Well, you can keep your box security free for as long as you want.
Yeah, as my computer is personal, I don't normally let anyone else use
it, these tools don't provide anything for me.
>         manoj
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Personally, I agree with Thijs, if coreutils does not need
"libselinux1" to run (and other packages for that matter), they should
just be "recommends" or "suggests".

N Jones
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