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Re: qpopper [was: what's up with security?]

On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 08:52:48PM +1000, Anand Kumria wrote:
> > don't see any, and this is bad. how should someone (a guy using debian
> > and qpopper) reading bugtraq know that 2.53-debian is fixed, when there 
> How would the same person know that security related fixes had been made to
> Mandrake 7.1b3 (for example)? Do you see any distributions providing
> security fixes for beta releases of their distribution?

But do you see maybe half of Mandrake's user base running 7.1b3?  If
so, released or not, it deserves advisories!

> > is no annoucement but silently discussed on some -devel mailinglist and 
> > installed into the archive??
> As it should be. unstable == alpha; frozen == beta. Neither have been
> released.

But they are open, widely distributed, widely used betas.  This analogy
is really not accurate.


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