Bug#249784: kdm: Patch for SE/Linux 2.6 Security enhancements
On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 11:41:58PM +0100, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> Let's see if we finally can add SELinux support to KDM in KDE 3.5.6
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton filled a bug with a patch about this in
> the BTS some time ago (I'm CCing this bug report, #249784), but the patch
> was never added by upstream
yes - instead the KDE development team bitched about the bug being in
the debian bugtracker instead of the kde one.
> and kdm still seems no have SELinux support.
> After ask help about this by IRC to Manoj, google has told me that
> Rusell wrote a patch some time ago, but the url where the patch used to
> be not longer work.
> If someody has more info about this, please mail it :)
kdm, wdm and xdm and gdm _all_ are _incredibly_ similar - it's as if
they were all derived from the same codebase at some time (hmmm...)
they all have near-identical user authentication, and it's pretty
obvious, when you look at the right sections, exactly what needs to be
in fact, without _fully_ understanding the implications, i simply
cut/paste the code from wdm to create the kdm patch, and the reason it
was rejected was because the original wdm selinux code had an obscure
error-case _tiny_ memory leak.
i mean, how _utterly_ pathetic and small-minded is that.
a thirty line patch i think it was, where the area was abundantly
obvious that you change one if statement around, and the guy couldn't
be bothered to fix it, after contacting me _months_ - nearly a _year_
- after i'd stopped doing selinux and kdm development and would have to
take _days_ to recreate the environment and he could have taken a _few_
minutes of his "precious" time to fix it.
really i was not in the slightest bit interested in pursuing the matter
small memory leak.
in wdm selinux.
shoot the kde maintainer of kdm - get another one.
that fixes that.
that sound like a plan? anyone know any corrupt policemen whom we can
borrow a gun from with the serial number filed off?
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