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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Saturday, August 18 • 5:10pm - 5:45pm
Abusing RPM Dependencies

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Recent advances in packaging have brought lots of new tricks: Weak dependencies! Boolean dependencies! Modularity! But.. have we gone too far? Have RPM dependencies actually become Turing-complete? What kinds of hilarious and awful things could a malicious (or merely mischievous) packager do to your system? And is there anything we can do to detect or prevent it?

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Will Woods

Project Weldr Tech Lead, Red Hat
Will is in his 15th year at Red Hat, where everyone is tired of hearing him talk about throwing out RPM and starting over. He does a lot of stuff with installation, upgrades, and image building, and enjoys sneaking hotdog-themed artwork into Fedora wherever he can.

Saturday August 18, 2018 5:10pm - 5:45pm
East Balcony Boston University, George Sherman Union Building

Attendees (31)