[linux-elitists] Comprehensive list of Linux malware

Brian Nelson nelson@bignachos.com
Thu Dec 2 22:05:13 PST 2004


On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 02:04:26PM +1100, Mike MacCana wrote:
> Rick Moen wrote:
> 
> >Joey's comparison table is useful:
> >http://www.kitenet.net/~joey/pkg-comp/ 
> >Note the rows for pre/post install/remove program capability.
> 
> Just a note: the sites a little out of date. It mentions RPM as not 
> being 'unpackable by standard tools'. The ability to unpack RPM has been 
> in the Linux Standards Base for eleventy billion years.

Not all Linux systems are LSB-compliant.  For example, Debian is not by
default.

> The 'binary programs allowed' is a little strange. You can run a binary 
> that came inside a package (or one that didn't) inside a postinstall no 
> problem. Or maybe I don't get what he means by this.

Yeah, obviously it's not a major weakness.

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