Re: Discarding uploaded binary packages
On Thu, 18 Oct 2012, Michael Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Maybe someone would be interested in writing a lintian check for these
> issues? Something a bit more advanced than this
> $ strings /sbin/dhclient | grep ^PATH
> would have caught the issue (advanced aspect being that reasonable
> paths are ok'd).
Having a PATH set isn't a problem if it's set to something like /sbin:/bin or
something else restrictive. The PATH isn't the problem here anyway it's the
use of a directory under /home which would potentially be a problem if it's
used for configuration files or data files.
We could have a lintian warning for any occurance of the string "/home" in a
packaged file and have error conditions for "/build" and the current value of
$HOME for the account running lintian.
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