Adding MinorFS package to ubuntu.

Bug #316042 reported by Pibara on 2009-01-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
AppArmor
Wishlist
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apparmor (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apparmor

MinorFs is a (capability based) discretionary access control extension to AppArmor implemented as a set of cooperating userspace (fuse) filesystems. The latest version (0.3.5) has a howto as to installation on ubuntu 8.10.
MinorFs depends on a few cpan perl modules not currently packaged for ubuntu.
I'm not sure if this is the right channel, but I (as the minorfs author) would like to work with an experienced ubuntu package maintainer on getting and keeping MinorFs packaged for ubuntu.

Pibara (capibara) wrote :
Pibara (capibara) wrote :

Forgot to add the url of the minorfs project:

http://minorfs.polacanthus.net/

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

@Pibara: a couple of comments based on the README:

Is there specific reason you're using Proc::DaemonLite? As near as I can tell, the only function used therein is init_server(). Would Proc::Daemon (which exists in the archive) or one of the other daemon'izing libraries suffice? The fewer additional packages needed the better.

Also, the reason that File::ExtAttr fails its tests is that, under ubuntu, the filesystems are by default not mounted with user_xattrs enabled. Remounting the filesystem with that enabled causes the self tests to pass. Does MinorFS depend on user_xattrs? Apparently not, if things still work properly...

Marking as wishlist (which is what all package addition requests are marked as).

Thanks.

Changed in apparmor:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Kees Cook (kees) on 2009-10-07
Changed in apparmor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

The apparmor tools now use python instead of perl. Marking Won't Fix.

Changed in apparmor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Pibara (capibara) wrote :

What does apparmor tools using python have to do with MinorFS being marked as 'Won' t Fix' ?
The MinorFS codebase is seperate from the AppArmor codebase.

Please have a look at this Linux Journal article to understand how MinorFS and AppArmor are related.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/magazine/minorfs

If this is item is to be marked as "Won't Fix", at least do it for a reason that makes sense!

Christian Boltz (cboltz) wrote :

Maybe Jamie was confused by the "perl" keyword in the description...

That said - Nobody stops you from reopening a bug ;-) - and to make things easier, I just did that.

Christian Boltz (cboltz) wrote :

Argh - at least that was the plan. It seems I don't have the permissions to reopen the bug, so please do it yourself or poke Jamie ;-)

Changed in apparmor (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
Changed in apparmor:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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