[sugar] [Proposal] .xot bundles, for translations

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 11:01:43 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does that work ?

How do we trust that the setup.py is not malicious? Part of what I am
suggesting when I talk about rpm files that have no %post/%pre etc
(and therefore can be installed with --no-scripts) is that we can
reasonably trust that the contents are not maliciously active. (Note
that this needs a few additional checks to be effective.)

If we say that we'll auto-execute a setup.py we have

 - less security
 - no versioning
 - no tracking of what file belongs to what pkg

In other words, I like your original plan :-) -- packaging has a lot
of good reasons. It also has its warts, but they are know and we can
work with them.


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