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Re: opposition against clamav-data in debian volatile

Le Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 02:13:38PM +0200, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino a écrit :
> This really sounds like there is a "use case" for data-only "packages" that:
> - do not include maintainer scripts (dpkg refuses to run them) or are
> only allowed a set of limited tasks (run in a restricted shell or with
> reduced privileges)
> - are only allowed to write in a specific place on disk (such as
> /var/lib/<packagename>)
> Wouldn't that reduce the problems surrounding clamav-data and other
> frequently-updated data packages?
> <long-shot>Maybe that's something that could be taken on board by dpkg
> maintainers?</long-shot>

Hi Javier,

it is an interesting idea to define a set of criteria that data package must
follow, but I think it will be much easier for everybody to have this enforced
by a policy rather than by tools.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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