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Re: Summary from last weeks FESCo meeting



Am Mittwoch, den 31.05.2006, 20:31 +0200 schrieb Michael Schwendt:
> On Wed, 31 May 2006 19:36:38 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> >   * scop> | nirik, I assume that buildsys checks md5sums from the
> > "sources" file for everything in lookaside cache 
> >   * that wrong -> the sums are not checked (that has problems when
> > upstream servers are down or rearrange their layout or ...) and we have
> > modified tarballs (mp3 stuff removed)
> 
> scop is right. The buildsys runs "make srpm" which in turn fetches the
> md5 sums from the "sources" file and only succeeds in downloading
> tarballs from the lookaside cache if they match the md5 sums. You
> cannot simply replace a tarball in the lookaside cache, because when
> its md5 sum differs, you need to update also the "sources" file.

Ohh, sorry, yes, that was a bit misleading. The problem simply is: who
checks that the md5 sums stored in CVS are fine / those from upstream?
Nobody. I can upload a new version of package "foo" at any time and
include a rootkit in the tarball I upload. No one would notice.

CU
thl
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Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>


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