Need insight on designing a package manager
clameter at engr.sgi.com
Mon Jan 23 18:36:04 UTC 2006
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, John Richard Moser wrote:
> Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > That is a problem with Sun Java destroying Debians package tracking
> > database?
> 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.
> 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
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