incorrect warning during check and upload

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Fri Apr 24 11:29:05 CEST 2015

Hi Peter,

Am 22.04.2015 um 18:44 schrieb Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at>:
> Dagobert Michelsen <dam at> writes:
>> Hi Peter,
>> Am 21.04.2015 um 19:01 schrieb Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at>:
>>> Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling at> writes:
>>>> Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at> wrote:
>>>>>> It is not trivial if you like to create secure code that fits into a single 
>>>>>> page.
>>>>>> BTW: I created na isaexec implementation based on the Sun implementation.
>>>>>> This was reworked not to depend on a libc function (as recent OpenSolaris 
>>>>>> sources) and it still fits into a single page.
>>>>> Wouldn't be nice that you include your implementation in our isaexec
>>>>> package?
>>>> Yesterday in the afternoon, I send my source to Dagobert. The next schilytools 
>>>> source tarball will include the current state of the source from 2010. I did 
>>>> not yet publish it as I originally planned to include BSD, Linux amd Mac OS X 
>>>> support first.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Dago, can you update our sources with what Joerg sent you?
>> Essentially yes, but I am want to make a step back: the initial problem was that
>> isaexec could not be found during checkinstall and we are now working on a CSW-specific
>> implementation. This seems wrong to me. Can’t we trick checkpkg in thinking isaexec is
>> provided and stick with the current implementation? Like, make isaexec a symlink first
>> and then replace it with a copy of system isaexec followed by installf?
> 1. the implementation that we have is minimalist, having a more complete
>   one is not a luxury;

Not really. Our implementation uses the isaexec shipped with Solaris and that
implementation has no known issues.

> 2. take advantage of the required chnage to increase the quality of the
>   package's content;

I don’t see a problem with the contents, just that checkpkg does not know the
path because it is done in postinstall with installf.

> 3. I don't get what you wish to do; what "system isaexec"? I don't see
>   one on my Solaris 10.


Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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