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Re: logcheck: Dangerous usage of /var/tmp ?

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 02:45:07PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Adam Heath wrote:
> > Consider the case of /usr.  Almost all packages have that in their deb.  And
> > if just one package has odd perms on that dir, then very odd things could
> > occur, when it is unpacked.
> This is the argument you gave last time, and I still hold that it would
> be better to find out immediatly that a broken package has made /usr
> mode 400 than it would be to wait for a bug report from some poor user
> two happens to install that package before any others and gets a broken
> system two years down the road.

Isn't that what lintian is for?

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