Bug#555979: debian-policy: Symlinks pointing beyond the root of the file system
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 01:25:50PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> 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 ?
Yes; or more particularly, that FTP masters should reject packages with
any bug that's easy to fix and easy to detect with no (or very minimal)
false positives, whether it's RC or not.