[PATCH 0/4] import libcap from packages feed

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at hauke-m.de
Mon Apr 5 16:12:25 BST 2021

On 3/12/21 12:25 AM, Stijn Tintel wrote:
> Having libcap in OpenWrt base allows us to enable libcap support in
> other packages in base.
> In lldpd, this would allow the monitor process to drop its privileges
> instead of running as root, improving security. It will also allow us to
> drop our patch to disable libcap.
> I suspect some people might counter this by saying lldpd belongs in the
> packages feed; I strongly disagree as imo LLDP is an essential service
> for any network device, and especially switches. Even the cheapest
> managed switches support LLDP for more than 5 years already.
> Also see: https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/3823#issuecomment-795174537
> I'll bump lldpd to the latest version after this series is merged, and
> debug the problem reported by John on the realtek target.
> Stijn Tintel (4):
>    libcap: import from packages feed
>    libcap: drop invalid copyright header
>    libcap: bump to 2.48
>    lldpd: add libcap dependency

Acked-by: Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de>

I am not a lldpd user so I can not say if we should make it depend on 
libcap, but I saw some packages which has implicit dependencies.


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