Bug#555979: debian-policy: Symlinks pointing beyond the root of the file system
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 01:58:41AM +0000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:39:44PM +0500, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 04:31:52PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > > Lintian has a tag:
> > > Tag: symlink-has-too-many-up-segments
> > > Severity: serious
> > + Symbolic links must not traverse above the root directory.
> This isn't listed in https://release.debian.org/jessie/rc_policy.txt
> I don't see any reason why it should be RC; so s/must/should/ IMO.
Is it your position that an issue that cause the FTP masters to reject the
package at upload time is not necessarily RC ?
Imagine a large red swirl here.