Debian Bug report logs - #386695
Group commentary is a personal commentary in a group location

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Package: sword-comm-pers; Maintainer for sword-comm-pers is (unknown);

Reported by: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>

Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 13:48:43 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version sword-comm-pers/1.0-5

Fixed in version 1.0-5+rm

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Glassey <wdg@debian.org>:
Bug#386695; Package sword-comm-pers. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Daniel Glassey <wdg@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Group commentary is a personal commentary in a group location
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 10:45:41 -0300
Package: sword-comm-pers
Version: 1.0-5
Severity: grave

The group commentary isn't really a group commentary.  It's a personal commentary
installed in a group-wide location.

1. There is no x bit set on /usr/share/sword/modules/comments/rawfiles/group/ so
   the directory isn't even readable, even if you're in the 'sword' group.

2. Even if you manually add the +x, whatever you add to the module is 600 user:user,
   so nobody can modify it or even read it.

The whole concept of a group commentary is a nice one, but clearly it is badly flawed
at the design level.  This commentary should be removed from the archive unless it
can be fixed soon.  If the user uses a frontend's module install to install the
"group" commentary in their home directory, then it will work properly (i.e. as
a personal commentary).

Ben

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-486
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages sword-comm-pers depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.95       Add and remove users and groups

sword-comm-pers recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information



Severity set to `important' from `grave' Request was from Steinar H. Gunderson <sesse@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, 386695-submitter@bugs.debian.org, Daniel Glassey <wdg@debian.org>:
Bug#386695; Package sword-comm-pers. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:09:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Johannes Rohr <jorohr@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to 386695-submitter@bugs.debian.org, Daniel Glassey <wdg@debian.org>. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:09:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 386695@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Johannes Rohr <jorohr@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <386695@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Re: commentary is a personal commentary in a group location
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:03:29 +0200
Package: sword-comm-pers
Version: 1.0-5
Severity: normal

Hi, I agree with the submitter. What makes it even worse is that the
files are stored in /usr rather than /var and will be overwritten as
soon as the package is updated. So any commentary will be lost. 

I strongly suspect that this is a breech of the Debian policy, so the severĐľty
of this bug should be increased.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages sword-comm-pers depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.110      add and remove users and groups

sword-comm-pers recommends no packages.

sword-comm-pers suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information





Severity set to 'serious' from 'important' Request was from Johannes Rohr <jorohr@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 13:09:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Glassey <wdg@debian.org>:
Bug#386695; Package sword-comm-pers. (Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:03:57 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #17 received at 386695@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>
To: 386695@bugs.debian.org
Subject: sword-comm-pers: RC bug open for a long time
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:02:12 +0200
Hi,

has there been any progress on this RC bug? It has been open for quite a
while and the package did not see any update.

Regards,
Ansgar




Reply sent to Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:34:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:34:29 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #22 received at 386695-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>
To: 386695-done@bugs.debian.org,
Cc: sword-comm-pers@packages.debian.org, sword-comm-pers@packages.qa.debian.org
Subject: Bug#662208: Removed package(s) from unstable
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:32:27 +0000
Version: 1.0-5+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package sword-comm-pers has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see http://bugs.debian.org/662208

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using http://snapshot.debian.org/.

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing
ftpmaster@debian.org.

Debian distribution maintenance software
pp.
Alexander Reichle-Schmehl (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:54:56 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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