List Archive: gentoo-security
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On Monday 21 July 2008, Aleksey V Lazar wrote:
> Hello. Would it be reasonable to suggest adding a ~security (or
> something like it) flag to denote packages masked for security
since entries package.mask only contain free text description as an
additional information, such a feature would require the package
manager to decide which entries are security maskings, and which are
feature maskings. While that could be done using
restrictions/conventions within the text, I am sure our package manager
developers would disagree with such a design. A "package.security.mask"
file might be more appropriate for that.
My question now is, why would you want such a thing? Masked packages all
have different reasons to be there, and you should decide to use one on
a case-by-case basis.
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