[Inx] Thread 4: What's actually happening... gradually.

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Tue Sep 9 23:47:31 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 07:43 +1000, Peter Garrett wrote:
> David Symons and I have made some alterations to use "mktemp" for /tmp
> files. This came out of a security issue discussed on debian-devel
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00271.html

noticed that one. interesting.

> As David pointed out to me, it's really only an issue on multi-user
> systems and not live CDs, but I think, looking ahead, it's important to
> do the right thing.


> I'm cleaning up some drastic "killall" commands in the scripts that are
> massive overkill... umm... that wording wasn't intentional... but I'll
> leave it in anyway *g*

Are you doing comment cleanups (out of intrest, :))

> Vim lovers: should there be a default ~/.vimrc containing
> :syntax on  		" Make hacking not suck
:set background=dark	" Incase this is copied to a broken system
:set ai			" Make python hacking not suck

> No, we aren't getting into "favourite configs" - it would never end ;-)
> What I hope to do Real Soon Now: build an "interim" iso with updates,
> and fixes as above.
> With ordinary luck, this should appear by next week. It will probably be
> uploaded to the /devel directory before it is linked from "downloads".
> It will need checking.


> Please discuss.

Karl Goetz <karl at kgoetz.id.au>
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