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Bug 583256 - =dev-libs/geoip-1.6.9 installs script that fetches files without validation and writes them into /usr/
Summary: =dev-libs/geoip-1.6.9 installs script that fetches files without validation a...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Netmon Herd
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-05-17 07:29 UTC by Sergey S. Starikoff
Modified: 2019-11-10 12:52 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Sergey S. Starikoff 2016-05-17 07:29:07 UTC
=dev-libs/geoip-1.6.9 package installs empty /usr/share/GeoIP/ directory and /usr/sbin/ script, which fills this directory with data or updates data files but NOT validates them (probably this mean we should ask upstream about at least validation tool, like it was done in sys-apps/smartmontools, see bug #575292 ; or, better, completely review distribution of updates).

AFAIR /usr/ subdirectories should not contain files, not registered in portage base.
So, this logic may be suitable for /var/… subtree, but not for /usr/…

P.S. I've seen comment but this bug is not exact duplicate for #547764
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2017-05-06 11:59:31 UTC
I guess you were looking for net-misc/geoipupdate?
Comment 2 Sergey S. Starikoff 2017-05-17 13:31:58 UTC
(In reply to Jeroen Roovers from comment #1)
> I guess you were looking for net-misc/geoipupdate?


=dev-libs/geoip ebuild (both 1.6.9-r1 and 1.6.10 versions) not only installs /usr/sbin/ script for runtime update of live filesystem, but remind user to run it instead of proper dependency on net-misc/geoipupdate.