[ILUG] rpm to cpio (not on linux.)
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Tue Apr 3 15:53:27 IST 2001
On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 03:32:00PM +0100, kevin lyda mentioned:
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 03:11:27PM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > if i remember correctly there was a short perl script somewhere to
> > strip the rpm header off, just can't find the bugger.
> i've got an rpm for it if you want...
Paul Jakma was found comatose on his keyboard this afternoon, suffering
from a suspected stack overflow. Apparently, a malicous hacker sent him a
vicously recursive meme that overflowed his brain stack and overwrote some
parts of the brain responsible for staying upright.
A quick slap to the head, and a strong coffee sorted him out, however.
It's suspected many others could also be vunerable to this recursive
attack. ILUG members are advised to download a patch to their killfiles
that upgrades them to "if 'From: .*lyda.*' && 'size > 100 bytes'", to
prevent further occurences...
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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