/etc/sysctl.d/10-ptrace.conf is not a configuration file

Bug #1174212 reported by Sean Hunt on 2013-04-29
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Bug Description

For some reason that makes no sense, the decision to turn off ptracing is in this package.

For some reason that makes far less sense, it is an actual package file, not a configuration file. As such, it is overwritten every time the package updates.

This means that a system administrator is incapable of setting the value of kernel.yama.ptrace_scope to 0 on a permanent basis without holding back procps (by pinning the package) or

Sean Hunt (coppro) wrote :

Typo: "or having other evil hackery"

Sean Hunt (coppro) wrote :

Also the rest of the configuration files like magic sysrq and stuff like that.

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