[Pkg-xfce-devel] Processed: retitle 654462 to Doesn't contain source for waf binary code ...

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Jan 4 11:34:25 UTC 2012

On 12-01-04 at 12:22pm, Daniel Svensson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> >> As I mentioned, this is a question of a compressed file, so sure 
> >> it's binary encoded, but when you execute ./waf, it will decompress 
> >> into the ".waf-1.6.7-b271784c448ab906d5606267fb7f92c0" directory in 
> >> the top level directory.
> >
> > How can the Debian project rest assured that that the binary indeed 
> > is (only!) unpacking itself when executed?
> >
> > Also, that it is the case for _every_ new upstream release, not only 
> > once when you cared to investigate closely.
> Which is why I referred to the script that produces the compressed 
> version so you can compress your own from waf upstream sources.

I believe you did not answer my question: I did not ask how the Debian 
project can verify later on, but how it can rest assured that this 
verification have already been done for packages using waf.

 - Jonas


Where is the thread on debian-devel at l.d.o about this mass-bugfiling?  
Seems crazy to cross-post to a gazilion package maintainers.

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