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Rainer Tammer
August 31, 2009 01:15
Re: [PATCH] backport of: fix setuid execution that was broken byf20b29985d
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independent of the  discussion who is currently the pumpkin for
maint-5.8 could someone please apply

to maint-5.8 ?

This adds only one "!"... If someone pulls from maint-5.8 then he will
get a working suidperl with this applied...



Rainer Tammer wrote:
> Hello,
> demerphq wrote:
>> 2009/8/26 Nicholas Clark <>:
>>> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 03:29:58PM +0200, Rainer Tammer wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> please could someone with commit right apply the attached patch to
>>>> maint-5.8 ?
>>>> If there will ever be a 5.8.10 then the suidperl problem would be
>>>> fixed...
>>> Whilst agreeing with the intent, I disagree with the mechanism.
>>> Someone should cherrypick the correct patch from maint-5.10.
>>> They shouldn't cold apply patches to a branch, as git then fails to
>>> track
>>> what is not yet merged.
>> Er, I dont get it. Cherry picking /is/ applying patches. If the exact
>> same patch is applied by hand to two branches git will not know
>> whether it has been done by rebasing, cherry-picking or by hand. It is
>> all the same to git (message details aside, which git does not look
>> at.)
>> Also, IMO, and I say this only because 5.10.1 is out now, I think
>> patches for 5.8 should go to 5.8 first and THEN be applied to blead if
>> necessary. In fact, its arguable we should just start collecting topic
>> branches. And then rebase them into the other branches as needed. Then
>> there is no need for the "which patches have been back ported, etc"
>> type tracking. Either the topic branch has been merged/rebased into
>> the branch, or it has not.
>> Yves
> This patch (same content) was applied to maint-5.10.
> This can not be applied to bleed as the setuid perl functionallity was
> removed from bleed (5.11 and up).
> So this is already fixed for maint-5.10 but not jet on maint-5.8.
> This is the patch for in 5.10:
> So it should be no problem to pick this one.
> Bye
>  Rainer

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