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Re: Debian Policy 4.1.4.0 released




On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:27 AM, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Personally, I'd probably add an interactive prompt warning about the
> dangers and stressing that the source package needs to be trusted if stdin
> and stdout are connected to a tty, and otherwise fail and require some
> flag to use the fallback from the source package.  But happy to let
> whoever implements this pick their strategy.  :)

That would break tools that supervise the output of uscan and other
tools, pass fake ttys to the tools and run multiple tools at the same
time. For e.g. `check-all-the-things -j2` would have uscan waiting
forever on that prompt. The existing uscan --safe option should be
enough here though, no need for interactive input.

-- 
bye,
pabs

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