[rt-devel] possible security bug

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Sun Jan 20 12:58:17 EST 2002

Not reimplementing make, (though that's actually been done for perl6.)
Reimplementing the install process. calling a half-dozen perl scripts, when
they should just be reading from a centralized file, such as config.pm just

There will still be a makefile that calls targets, but a lot of the logic
that's currently being done with hacky makefile targets will be moved into
a single place, so we no longer have to deal with things like 
passing passwords as arguments..

On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 05:32:23PM +0100, Bruce Campbell wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, Jesse Vincent wrote:
> > The real "right" answer is to start doing all of this in pure perl ;) (where
> > "this" is the entire build and install process).  (This would get us a
> > bunch more install/update flexibility and make packaging not be such a
> > heinous pain in the ass...
> make supplies you with a proven-to-work target and action parser, that
> works on pretty much every platform conceived, and some that should never
> have been.  Please don't re-implement it. ;)
> --==--
> Bruce.

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