Bug#798043: lives: creates (and uses) world-writeable directory

James Cowgill jcowgill at debian.org
Thu Oct 6 14:24:12 UTC 2016


On 01/10/16 07:23, salsaman wrote:
> James, I was wondering what action should be taken regarding
> directory/subdirectory permissions for existing users. The options I can
> think of (from simplest to most complex): a) do nothing, only new users
> get the benefit. b) add a note in Release Notes informing users how to
> update the directory permissions manually, or c) Show a one time pop-up
> when LiVES is upgraded asking the user if they want the program to
> update permissions for the working directory for them, and if they click
> Yes, do the update for them.
> Which of the options do you recommend ?

Sorry for not replying sooner - I've been quite busy recently!

I think c is the nicest solution for users so if you're prepared to
implement it, that would be the best solution. Adding something to the
release notes and possibly the debian/NEWS file is probably OK if not.

I think we need to tell users somehow, so not option a :)


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