[Piuparts-devel] Bug#440183: Bug#440183: Bug#440183: Bug#440183: Bug#440183: piuparts: wrongly complains if processes are running inside chroot

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Mon Sep 3 09:11:08 UTC 2007

On 03/09/07 at 11:54 +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> ma, 2007-09-03 kello 10:06 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum kirjoitti:
> > So it's wrong to start daemons, but it's OK to run preinsts and
> > postinsts, and /etc/cron.*/* ? Some packages do dangerous things for the
> > host system in those scripts as well.
> Yes, they do, and chroot is probably the wrong thing for piuparts to use
> at all because of that.
Really starting services or running cron scripts might
allow to find some bugs that wouldn't be found otherwise. If you are the
maintainer for a package, you obviously know which risks you are taking
when doing that. And if you make it mandatory to use virtual machines
for piuparts, even less maintainers will use piuparts.

The only thing that should be discouraged is running piuparts on random
packages, on a system that you don't want to trash.
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