[DSE-Dev] Debian refpolicy and core SELinux package update
srivasta at debian.org
Thu Mar 20 15:48:23 UTC 2008
On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 09:34:38 +0100, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog at debian.org> said:
> On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> I am beginning to come back from a deadline crunch on my day job, and
>> start paying attention to my Debian packages again; so hopefully the
>> state of SELinux in Debian will improve -- at least, I'll try to be
>> more reactive in the future.
>> anyway, kick the tyres, look at the Debian diffs with regards to the
>> upstream refpolicy. We should have a dialog about which changes need
>> to be purged, and which should be fed upstream.
> FYI, it looks like some folks at Tresys did work on SELinux support in
> Ubuntu hardy (their next "long term support" release). You thus might
> want to check out the Ubuntu diff (assuming upstream packages are in
> sync) for possible improvements.
I have looked at setools, and if that is an example, there is
not much help. They took my package (just this January), merger 4
binary library packages into one, converted the build system to use
CDBS, and added gazillions of files into ./debian.
They seem to have gone out of their way to fork the package.
At this point, our packages in Sid are more recent.
> Ideally, you might also convince the Tresys people to work directly on
> Debian so that both Ubuntu and Debian benefit from their work. :-)
Feel free to make the advances. But given the way they have
forked the packages, I am not currently in the mood.
The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta at debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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