Re: RFS: softbeep (updated package)
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- -=| Thijs Kinkhorst, 27.01.2007 19:11 |=-
> On Sat, 2007-01-27 at 00:08 +0100, Florent Rougon wrote:
>>> IMHO, this is something that makes 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 two non-equal
>>> Policy versions. I wonder why wasn't this 220.127.116.11 instead?
>> Hmmm... maybe because the "should" in 18.104.22.168 was actually obviously a
>> "must" for security reasons?
> Exactly... since it's plain stupid to have these files world-writable,
> it is a "bug" in the text that it was not written that way, not a change
> of what you should do. You should already not make these world-writable
> of course.
I simply wondered how s/should/must/ can be considered editorial change,
as "should" presents a recommendation, as "must" states a strict rule.
I didn't find any lintian check on this matter so how can you tell what
part of the archive is affected? With "editorial" revision maintainers
may not be aware of the problem.
Of course, I very much hope that the count of packages with
world-writeable maintainer scripts is zero, but would like to be sure.
Making the change non-"editorial" and implementing a check in lintian
would help towards this. I'll file a bug for lintian these days.
Damyan Ivanov Modular Software Systems
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