Need insight on designing a package manager
John Richard Moser
nigelenki at comcast.net
Mon Jan 23 18:43:22 GMT 2006
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Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, John Richard Moser wrote:
>>Christoph Lameter wrote:
>>>That is a problem with Sun Java destroying Debians package tracking
>>No, Sun Java did something where it put a piece of information on the
>>system (like a cookie) to remind itself that I said no, then aborted
> That is still not following the requirements of the package manager. It
> should have removed the file or registered it with dpkg.
The package manager expecting packages to behave is like my NULL root
password expecting telnet to behave.
>>Now, this is an arbitrary system change. Imagine if it decided to
>>install a rootkit? And dpkg just decides, "Oh, it failed to install"?
>>Do you see a problem?
> Its not dpkg its Sun Java's preinst. And AFAIK Sun Java is not part of
> debian anyways.
Walk into a Best Buy one day and take a glance at the "PC Software"
isle, then tell me what's not part of your OS.
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