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Re: [acf] Re: [alpine-devel] Ideas for a new config framework, ACF2

From: Ted Trask <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:32:57 -0500

On Nov 30, 2012, at 8:52 AM, Natanael Copa <> wrote:


> * Lots of use of popen. This can go horrible wrong unless you take
> great care and know exactly what you are doing (I know you do but I
> consider this liek playing with fire).


> * get rid of and forbid popen completely.

I have just finished removing all instances of io.popen calls from ACF. ACF is now using a library called lua-subprocess. These changes have been backported to Alpine Linux 2.5.

I will continue to work to improve the security and design of ACF. Thank you for your comments.


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