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Re: [Enigma-devel] "thumbs" dir and packaging

From: Daniel Heck
Subject: Re: [Enigma-devel] "thumbs" dir and packaging
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:57:25 +0100

Erich Schubert wrote:

> i've just started doing a CVS package for debian once again.

I don't know if that's a good idea.  The CVS version is pretty flakey at
the moment.

> The "thumbs" dir gives me headaches.
> On a multi-user system this causes serious security problems.
> Doing "chmod 777" is not an option (this will allow anybody to pass
> broken data to enigma, and needs a thoroughly tested image loader!)
> But using SGID games isn't much better, too.

That's one reason why the automatic creation of thumbnails is still
disabled by default.

> So i still favour one of the two following options:
> - storing thumbnails in .enigma/thumbs. the space waste is minimal
> for most installations
> - pregenerating thumbnails (certainly better if you want enigma to
> stay on knoppix. ;-)

That's the solution if favour too.  But the current solution probably
works better on Windows.  I currently spend the little time I have for
Enigma on laying the groundwork for network games, so I can't promise I
will be able to resolve the issue soon, but I've added it to my todo


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