[arch-dev-public] Packages with files in /opt
belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Thu Nov 22 13:48:39 EST 2007
On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Jeff Mickey wrote:
> After reading Aaron's status report, I figured this would be an easy
> thing to take care of.
> Here is the script I used to find these packages:
> dirs=('/home/ftp/core/os/i686' '/home/ftp/extra/os/i686')
> for dir in $dirs; do
> for pkg in `ls $dir`; do
> tar -tzf $dir/$pkg | egrep '^opt' > /dev/null
> if [[ $? < 1 ]]; then
> print $pkg
> I figured I'd post the list of packages that have /opt files. I'm
> gonna do some of these packages while I'm here on break, but if you
> see a package _you_ would rather take care of, just reply to the
> thread. I also think that filesystem should be the very last package
> that we do.. if we ever do it. It's probably best to keep it there so
> that way packages don't add and remove the /opt folder, it is always
> owned by the filesystem package.
> If you think I missed a package or one of these is wrong, just reply
> and let me know. And here is the list of the offending packages:
acroread is my package. I'll do the change myself.
I am not a security expert but isn't the reason that chkrootkit is not
being installed in a directory in the PATH a security reason so that
malware can't find the executables to modify/delete them? Maybe keeping
it out of /usr would accomplish this better.
BTW, my understanding was that we were waiting for kde4 before moving KDE
packages to /usr.
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