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Re: [suse-security] Unwanted file deletion
From: Thomas Jones (thomas.joneslinux-howtos.com)
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 11:25:34 CDT
On Wednesday 21 April 2004 20:41, Rafael E. Herrera wrote:
> This brings forward a problem with how the system notifies the local user
> about this kind of things. It is not obvious how a normal user (the one
> that purchases the pro or personal version) should configure its system
> to receive local email. I'm one of those who gets his email from external
> pop or imap servers, I keep local copies of my email at my home computer
> and at several offices. I use mozilla, which has to go through hoops to
> retrieve local mail so I hardly ever get to see those notices. User/Admin
> notification is something that needs improvement.
Isn't this functionality provided in your system via the
update-desktop.desktop link? This file is generated upon every new
installation and/or update that has any type of administrative notifications.
Now, there may be some question as to why there wasn't a notification placed
within the rpm package itself; but that is up to the packager/maintainer to
The /sbin/SuSEconfig application will generate this file; if there is one
available. IMHO - that should be the problem as far as notfication is
As far as files being "snatched" up ----- isn't that covered by package
requirements/dependencies in the rpm installation? Your rpm system should not
allow the file(s) to be removed( i.e. the update should not be installed as
well); because another package would be broken --- thus a fatal conflict.
Unless you installed one or the other via source; or you forced the update.
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