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Bug#106280: Bug#111088: postinst creates device nodes without permission, policy violation

#include <hallo.h>
Mark Brown wrote on Tue Sep 04, 2001 um 09:30:53AM:

> > Hm. Someone see this as bothering, others just want to have control
> > about created files.
> MAKEDEV is a conffile.

Did I miss something?

cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/makedev.conffiles 

> The discussion is about the requirement to ask permission being replaced
> by a requirement to notify the user.  #106280 in case we're looking at
> different things.

There are many proposals and comments, but no clear decisions.

> > Yes. 11.6 is clear, and your postinst violates it, and this is exactly
> > what the "serious" severity means.
> On the other hand, policy is supposed to reflect what we actually do.

Yes, it should. But it is frozen now.

> aspect of policy doesn't appear to be terribly well supported in either
> implementation or people's heads we probably ought to decide if we want
> to fix policy or pay attention to policy consistently.

Follow this discussion in the mailing list please. I see the policy
violation so I report it.

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