cvs commit: ports/security/freebsd-update Makefile
colin.percival at wadham.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 25 14:34:43 PST 2004
At 19:04 25/02/2004, David O'Brien wrote:
>What is going to break???
When I wrote the RSA code, I was thinking about one specific platform:
i386. I made an attempt to be word-size / endian agnostic, but I'm not
willing to guarantee that I didn't make any mistakes -- and I *know* that
the code fails due to IEEE arithmetic problems on some Alpha systems.
The fact that the code compiles on a particular platform is in no way a
guarantee that it works properly.
>When are you going to do this great analysis
>you said needs to happen?
I was planning on doing it after 5.2.1 was out of the way. If I had
known that this was going to be an issue, I could have done the testing
earlier, but I didn't think this was going to be a problem yet.
Quite apart from that, the freebsd-update script fetches files from
a URL which depends only upon the FreeBSD version number -- obviously,
this needs to have `uname -p` added.
All this is, however, irrelevant: I was listed as the MAINTAINER,
and I explicitly stated that nobody should touch that port without
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