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Re: Woody security updates for the Alpha

I didn't realize that an autobuilder was down. So I guess the security updates go out without waiting for all architectures to build.

I thought that woody is advertised as the stable distribution that receives timely security updates. It would seem that the autobuilders should have security updates for stable as a higher priority. It isn't like there are many packages to build. Security updates seem to be a few packages a month on average.

I'm not trying to be a complainer. I'm wondering if this issue should be raised in general, because it is not Alpha specific. If any of the architectures suffer a substantial loss of autobuilding capacity, they should try and put out the few security updates so they make the deadline to be listed in the security-announce message that goes out announcing the availability of the update on all supported architectures.


On Jul 24, 2004, at 8:48 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:

On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 12:42:36PM -0700, Bob Lindell wrote:
[SECURITY] [DSA 532-1] New libapache-mod-ssl packages fix multiple

Anyone know why the recent security updates didn't include binary
packages for the Alpha architecture?

The primary alpha autobuilder is off-line, and the backup autobuilder is
having trouble catching up with the backlog (it's actually struggling
even to keep up with unstable).  This means security updates are
currently getting short shrift.  I haven't been paying a whole lot of
attention to the security builds -- I don't have any alphas running
woody at this point -- but if people want to indicate to me which of the
security fixes they're in need of, I can queue them for building here.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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