[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#842939: Handling of "malware" in Debian

Jonathan Wiltshire jmw at debian.org
Wed Nov 9 22:54:27 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-09 18:44, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 07:14:45PM +0100, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
>> If users of testing or unstable have the malware installed now and
>> the package gets removed from the archive, users are left with the
>> malware, right?
> yes
>> That's why I thought about uploading an empty package to unstable,
> yes, of course.

Whilst that's in progress, let's at least limit damage through new 

jmw at respighi:~$ head -n 3 hints/jmw
# 20161109
# #842939 damage limitation
remove wot/20151208-2

A 'fixed' package can still migrate later.

>> it should be released with stretch, but can be safely removed later.
> i'm not sure about the releasing with stretch part. Maybe it would be
> better to have the updated, empty package in stretch in 5plusX days and
> then remove it before the release, say on January 1st.

Let's not actually release it, but a leaf package like this is trivially 
removed again.

(Strictly speaking use of Stretch is still 'at own risk' and 
unsupported, so this is overkill, but it's small effort to be nice.)

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