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Re: Libc in CVS

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Subject: Re: Libc in CVS
From: Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 18:38:39 -0500 (EST)
In-reply-to: <19971125002231.49580@lappi.waldorf-gmbh.de>
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997 ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:

> Aside, if everything gets installed as root.root in absence of the nss
> functionality this open a theoretical security problem for some packages.

If your system isn't working, security is probably the last thing on your
mind. RPM's --setugids option would close any resultant hole quite quickly
(rpm --setugids -a will reset the owner and group of all the RPM-owned
files on a systemm).

The -shared option not working is simply a bug.

Erik

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