[Rubygems-developers] gem problem

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Apr 1 16:50:00 EDT 2009


On Mar 31, 2009, at 22:13, Chad Woolley wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net>  
> wrote:
>> It seems that there was a bogus github gem floating around, mojombo- 
>> grit.
>>  It was adding directories to the file list...  I'm investigating it.
>
> Hmm:  http://github.com/mojombo/grit/commit/4ac4acab7fd9c7fd4c0e0f4ff5794b0347baecde
>
> What I'm wondering is - how easy would it be to do this maliciously
> and with greater effect, if this minor snafu caused problems.

No matter how much I try to idiot proof things...

One of the bigger problems in packaging gems is people who use glob or  
regexp to find files instead of a manifest file.

> How's that circle of trust thing coming?


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