[Bug 102212] Re: [needs-packaging] Metasploit Framework 3.0

Justin M. Wray wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 12:40:36 UTC 2007

Sorry -- Seems Launchpad added some of my responses as "quotes," thus I

> Someone has claimed that leaving .svn around is against debian policy,
> which would be understandable...

We need to check into this a bit more, as I asked about the policy (when
I started working on MSF), and was told, it is not against policy, just
frowned upon. The problem, without the SVN updates, the user would be
unable to pull the new exploits and modules. And its almost pointless to
repackage and distribute the entire binary deb every time one exploit is
released, which may only be 15 lines of Ruby. If we do decide to scrap
the SVN update capability, we will need to come up with a update path
for exploits/modules.

Seems in this case we just ignore the SVN issue.

Also, some of the errors linda/lintian is producing are due to the
windows files packaged within MSF and the fact that some of the ruby
modules aren't set as executable. This can easily be fixed by a patch
(if not safely ignored).

> Here is the script I whipped up...let me know if you find any issues
with it...

Can you create a diff patch of the end result of your script. That it
what we would use in the Package, as well as what the MSF devs would
want to see.

Justin M. Wray

 	 [needs-packaging] Metasploit Framework 3.0
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