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Bug 440486

Summary: kde-base/ksysguard-4.8.5: some elog messages should only be shown for the first install.
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: poletti.marco
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo KDE team <kde>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 440214    

Description poletti.marco 2012-10-31 10:59:10 UTC
Disclaimer: this bug has been filed in a semi-automated manner.

When emerging the package kde-base/ksysguard-4.8.5, the following elog messages are displayed:

 * Note that ksysguard has powerful features; one of these is the executing of arbitrary
 * programs with elevated privileges (as data sources). So be careful opening worksheets
 * from untrusted sources!

Such messages should only be displayed when the package is a new install.
These situations can be checked in the ebuild as follows:

if ! has_version 'kde-base/ksysguard'; then

See the tracker bug 440214 for more details.
Comment 1 Chris Reffett gentoo-dev Security 2012-10-31 13:30:18 UTC
Nope. This has nothing to do with whether there is a previous version, it's still a valid message.
Comment 2 poletti.marco 2012-10-31 13:35:32 UTC
The message is still valid, but it may or may not make sense to display such a message every time ksysguard is upgraded or rebuilt with different USE flags.

If you think that it should be displayed in these cases, then you were right in closing the bug. I didn't know whether this was intentional or not.