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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 34 (category metadata) implemented
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 06:08:01
Message-Id: 20050323060714.085cad2c@snowdrop
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 34 (category metadata) implemented by Joshua Brindle
1 On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 00:49:01 -0500 Joshua Brindle <method@g.o>
2 wrote:
3 | Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
4 | >GLEP 34 (category metadata) [1] is now fully implemented. Well, I say
5 | >fully. Actually, it isn't, since I don't have write access to the
6 | >sec-policy directory.
7 | >
8 | With good reason..
10 What, you're still claiming that the hardened project has 'grown beyond'
11 Gentoo? *shrug* if you want to make yourselves out as a different
12 distribution from the rest of us then that's fine by me. I'd be more
13 than happy to completely ignore anything to do with selinux if you
14 prefer -- it'd halve the time it takes me to bump certain packages.
16 | Don't care or read what? Most developers can't track of -dev even a
17 | little, if something mandatory was suppose to be done certainly it
18 | should have been said on -core and then directly to people who have to
19 | do it themselves (hardened), Getting on -dev and defaming us just
20 | makes you look like an ass.
22 I had a metadata.xml file written out for sec-policy and everything, but
23 thanks to those utterly pointless CVS restrictions I couldn't commit it.
25 Really, what's the reason behind keeping the lock in place, other than
26 that it makes you feel special? As you've seen, I and several others who
27 aren't part of your elite posse have entirely legitimate reasons for
28 touching things in there on occasion. We all already have more than
29 enough access to totally kill the tree anyway (including being able to
30 force an overwrite of anything installed by sec-policy/*), so you can't
31 claim security.
33 *shrug* Maybe you should just switch to using your own tree rather than
34 trusting anything that's coming from us mere mortals.
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37 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Vim, Fluxbox, shell tools)
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