Actual tool design
nomis80 at videotron.ca
Wed Jun 28 08:13:05 PDT 2000
Ok, now I get your point. I thought you were talking about the part of the
rpm that tells it how to install things.
It's more secure because you have the source instead of pre-compiled
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerard Beekmans" <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Actual tool design
> > Security... Nothing keeps somebody from writing a complicated script
> > would do evil things. So if you want to talk about security, you have to
> > impose limits as to what profiles can or can't do. And even then there
> > certainly be holes, and those holes would be enormous.
> > Maybe I didn't understand your point correctly.
> > pre-compiled
> True, but a script that does evil things is easier exposed than a binary
> pre compile package that you can't just edit in your text editor.
> Gerard Beekmans
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