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From: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>
To: David Wagner <daw-usenet@taverner.cs.berkeley.edu>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: R: Linux kernel source archive vulnerable
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:28:07 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <450A5607.604@s5r6.in-berlin.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <eeclke$s44$1@taverner.cs.berkeley.edu>

David Wagner wrote:
> Keep in mind that there are good reasons to extract the Linux tarball
> as root.  There is a long-standing tradition of storing the kernel
> source under /usr/src, and usually /usr/src is writeable only by root.

This no "good reason" to extract the tarball as root.

(Anyway, the discussion about running tar as root is besides the point.)
-- 
Stefan Richter
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http://arcgraph.de/sr/

  reply	other threads:[~2006-09-15  7:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20060907182304.GA10686@danisch.de>
     [not found] ` <D432C2F98B6D1B4BAE47F2770FEFD6B612B8B7@to1mbxs02.replynet.prv>
2006-09-11 18:29   ` Jon Lewis
2006-09-12  5:06     ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-12  5:27       ` Willy Tarreau
2006-09-12 19:42       ` R: " David Wagner
2006-09-12 20:35         ` linux-os (Dick Johnson)
2006-09-12 21:35           ` David Wagner
2006-09-12 22:56             ` Rene Scharfe
2006-09-13  1:17               ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  4:33                 ` Willy Tarreau
2006-09-13  5:34                   ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  6:17                     ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-13  6:26                       ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  6:49                         ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-13  6:59                           ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  8:12                             ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-14 22:38                               ` David Wagner
2006-09-15  7:28                                 ` Stefan Richter [this message]
2006-09-13 10:45                         ` Martin Mares
2006-09-13 11:13                           ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-09-13  6:26                       ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-09-13 19:49                         ` Willy Tarreau
2006-09-13  8:51                 ` Stefan Richter
2006-09-14 23:04                 ` Bill Davidsen

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