[Haskell-cafe] Do I need an account to report build of Hacakgepackages?

Claus Reinke claus.reinke at talk21.com
Sat Nov 22 10:11:34 EST 2008

> You only need an account for uploading packages. If you do not want to
> have to enter your user name or password interactively when you run
> "cabal upload" then you can put them in the config file:
> username:
> password:

That sounds like a very bad idea, and should not be encouraged!
Any compromised uploader machine with stored passwords can
be used to upload compromising code, which will propagate to 
all downloaders. One bad-apple package installed unwittingly on 
one uploader machine with stored passwords could compromise 
all of Haskell land.


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