[Rpm-maint] [PATCH 0/3] MeeGo security plugin interface

ext-tero.aho at nokia.com ext-tero.aho at nokia.com
Fri Jan 21 09:23:19 UTC 2011

This patchset introduces new security plugin interface to RPM. It has been designed for MeeGo which is using Smack for MAC, but should be general enough for other security modules also.

Up to now we have been developing on top of master (these patches are for master), but now it seems that we have to backport our stuff to 4.8.x for the next MeeGo release. We will move back to RPM 4.9.x in sync with MeeGo releases later on. However, it's very important to get our package tags integrated now to be binary compatible also in the future. These tags are in 0003-Reserving-tags-for-MSSF.patch.

The actual security interface is defined in 0001-Security-plugin-interface.patch. That includes all changes to original RPM sources (hook functions) and some additional files to load the plugin and execute hook functions. The MSSF plugin code is not included in this patch yet, as it is still evolving. But it is GPL code and will be sent here soon. Patch 0002-General-fixes.patch has just some small improvements.

At the moment the tags patch is the most important to us. If you don't consider the security interface patch to be mature enough, we can simply have that as basis for discussion for now.

Regards, Tero Aho

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