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Re: Alternative plan for DDP

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 11:04:34AM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:46:21PM +0100, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > joy's (I think) cron script to check out CVS 
> >  Step 1: checkout from alioth.debian.org (source1)
> >  Step 2: export from cvs.debian.org      (source2)
> >  Step 3: copy source2 over source1 with cp -af
> >  Build like he does now using Makefile in parent directory.
> > 
> Important hint: every script/makefile must use '-f Makefile' explicitly in 
> make invocation to avoid the default name overriding by malicious
> use of GNUmakefile. That's mandatory IMHO. Setting of MAKEFILES could
> also be considered to avoid this kind of potential abuse.

Very good reminder.  Thanks.

> The point is not considering alioth cvs more trustable than needed.
> That's also my concern about having scripts cvs mantained on alioth,
> of course.

If you read scripts used to make nice PDF for Chinese, Polish, ... in
Debian Reference, you see that this was done by non-DD.  I can judge
this will not do nasty thing but building these script was beyond my
ability and I relyed on Jens (a non-DD) to do this.  The only way to
effectively communicate with him was through CVS.  So I insist to have
all contents in Alioth.  Otherwise building these in many language is
impossible.  debiandocsgml2* script is not perfect yet.

If you took time to check the test CVS at alioth, you can see that I
tried to rationalize directory name.  I think doing this now will be
easiest time.

Anyway, my notification to the list was not early enough to give all to
review my intent.  Let me go slower now.


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