Bug#704154: vdr - Fails if started without any of CAP_SYS_TIME, CAP_SYS_NICE or CAP_NET_RAW

Eric Lavarde deb at zorglub.s.bawue.de
Sat Mar 30 12:36:07 UTC 2013

Hi Bastian,

On 29/03/13 01:38, Tobias Grimm wrote:
> I'm not sure, if this qualifies for a "serious" severity, turning this
> into an RC bug.
A serious bug is, quoting [1], "a severe violation of Debian policy 
(roughly, it violates a "must" or "required" directive), or, in the 
package maintainer's or release manager's opinion, makes the package 
unsuitable for release."

I checked again the Debian policy but couldn't spot anything relevant, 
so it would be nice to get a pointer, or alternatively an argument why 
the package should be unsuitable for release, especially so late into 
the freeze period.

No Debian user would appreciate losing VDR in wheezy because of a bug 
happening in the seldom case someone considers their VDR system so 
sensitive in terms of security that they remove capabilities.

Furthermore this bug is possibly security-related but definitely not a 
security hazard, which would anyway qualify for grave and not serious.

Thanks, Eric

[1] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities

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