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Re: [opensuse-factory] How to inform users of security settings (boo#713289)


On 04/07/2019 22:04, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 04/07/2019 14.24, Cor Blom wrote:
Op 04-07-19 om 13:57 schreef Cor Blom:
Op 04-07-19 om 13:45 schreef Marcus Meissner:
On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 01:32:39PM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Thursday 2019-07-04 13:06, Cor Blom wrote:

Hi,

I got a bug report that image preview of eps files was not
working in LyX (boo#713289). I closed this as WONTFIX,
because those settings are there for a reason. What is
frustrating for users is: how do they know this is the reason
a preview is not working?

What is even more frustrating for users is that the bug report is not
accessible. So almost nobody can even develop an opinion that you are
trying to elicit.

This is a submitrequest ID for Factory actually ...

+- Update the description in the spec file with information on
+  security setting for ImageMagick in openSUSE. See boo#1139928
+  It seems the only thing we can do about it.

There is the bug, it is open.




Yes, sorry, 713289 was SR number. The bugreport number is #1139928 My
mistake.

And the relevant changelog in ImageMagick is:

Thu Feb 28 11:44:05 UTC 2019 - pgajdos@xxxxxxxx

- provide two new (conflicting) packages with configuration
  [bsc#1122033]:
  * ImageMagick-config-upstream
    - provides configuration provided by upstream (no restrictions)
  * ImageMagick-config-SUSE (preferred)
    - provides configuration provided by SUSE (with security
      restrictions)
  and use update-alternatives for selecting configurations.
- remove code for < 1315
- deleted patches
  - ImageMagick-disable-insecure-coders.patch (renamed)
- added patches
  + ImageMagick-configuration-SUSE.patch

Sorry, users will not read this. Not even know they have to read this,
unless you tell them "somewhere" that this time they have to read it.


Rather, you could consider to add a README.SUSE file to the LyX
documentation directory where it explains why some features do not work.


Users probably won't read that, but they will google, and hopefully that will lead them to this thread or a forum post.

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