[aur-general] Upgraded AUR to 1.8.0

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Mon Feb 21 05:37:18 EST 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 11:08:05AM +0100, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> what's the reasoning behind no longer showing all files in the "source
> package"? I found this feature quite useful.

There were several vulnerabilities with the automatic tarball
extraction. Think of "tarballs bombs" (as in "ZIP bombs"). Think of what
happens when a source tarball that contains a symlink to "/etc/passwd"
is uploaded (and the web server isn't chrooted). Just to give two simple

Moreover, I've heard of some encoding issues with users just
copy-pasting files from the AUR frontend. Generally, everyone should
download and use the tarballs to build packages. The PKGBUILD preview is
retained due to several requests.

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