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Re: [PATCH] gnu: aegis: New variable.

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: aegis: New variable.
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:18:59 +0200
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On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 02:42:38PM +0200, Ludovic Court??s wrote:
     John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:
     > I see (I think).  Could we at least arrange for a message to be emitted 
     > package --install suggesting that the package be added to 
     > Aegis is useless without setuid-root.
     I suppose aegis itself emits such a message, no?
Yes and no.

The message it emits is :

 aegis: There was no -LIBrary option specified.  This is mandatory in "test" 

An experienced person knows that to get out of "test" mode, you need to 
install it setuid root.  But I suggest that less experienced persons would not.

Arguably this is deficiency of aegis itself.   Their counter-argument would 
probably be that if we choose not to install it the way described in the docs,
then we must be prepared to deal with the consequences.


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