FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian Development

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 09-17-2012, 09:56 AM
Andreas Beckmann
 
Default mass bug filing about packages manipulating/deleting shipped files

Hi,

another recent addition to piuparts is running debsums to see whether
shipped files are being incorrectly modified. This feature is in a
experimental stage and not available in the git repository, yet.

So far I have seen these problems:

* package modifies a conffile it ships
* package modifies a non-conffile it ships
* package deletes a (conf)file it ships
* (maybe all these bad things on files shipped by other packages, too,
but I didn't analyze the logs and packages in detail, yet)

and not only as a single occurrence :-(

What's the appropriate severity for these bugs? I would assume serious.

Modifying conffiles is forbidden by policy 10.7.3
I'm not sure about the other cases, but that should be forbidden as well.


Andreas


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 5056F3C5.7040408@abeckmann.de">http://lists.debian.org/5056F3C5.7040408@abeckmann.de
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:57 AM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org