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Re: Mozilla/Firefox "PostScript/default" security problems

On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 10:47:08AM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 06:38:49PM -0500, Brad Sims wrote:
>> If you want postscript back; simply grab the source deb and roll your own; 
>> just edit rules under the debian folder. Delete the '--with-xprint' and
>> '--disable-postscript' lines and do 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot'. However 
>> I did give the debs a version number of 99 to keep apt from updating them
>> until there is a new mozilla version from upstream.
>I'd like a black and white clarification of the impact 
>of the change so I know for certain whether to be
>incredibly pissed off at the packager or not:
>	"If I were to dselect today, would I still
>	 be able to print to file a website page 
>	 as ps?" [Y/N] 

Yes. Printing PS to a file is still possible.

What is removed is the ability to have Mozilla/Firefox execute an
external command (e.g. lpr) in order to print.

>I do this as a matter of course, every single day
>to archive data important to projects I work on. I
>don't have time to rebuild mozilla myself all the time,
>so if the answer to this is that I cannot... I have
>four choices in descending order of desirability:
>	* find someone else with a repository that
>	  overrides it.
>	* freeze forever / manually update selected
>	  packages.
>	* abandon Debian mozilla
>	* abandon Debian
>If it is true that someone out there is playing with 
>things important to my means of making a living, I do 
>not appreciate it in the least.
>   Dale Amon     amon@islandone.org    +44-7802-188325
>       International linux systems consultancy
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The real problem we face with the web is not understanding the anomalies,
it's facing how deeply weird the ordinary is.
        -- David Weinberger

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