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Re: Bug#173824: Not good.

On Fri, 2003-01-03 at 07:36, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 07:04:09AM -0800, Alexander Hvostov wrote:
> > Instead of continuing this fruitless discussion, I have a question for
> > you: how do you keep _your_ system secure? Surely you don't have the
> > time to read through everything posted to every security-related forum
> > known to man yourself, while still getting meaningful work done?
> That is precisely my responsibility as security secretary, and it is a lot
> of work already, which is why I do not welcome your "suggestions of
> improvement" (which are really requests for more gratis services) when they
> are not accompanied by an offer to contribute resources.

I never said I'd be unwilling to contribute to such an effort. I simply
saw no way that I could possibly be of any use. I'm not exactly
experienced in singlehandedly implementing Debian policy changes.

I have come up with an alternative where I could be useful, though. If
there is a way of getting a list of all package versions with
urgency=high that were installed into unstable in the last dinstall run,
I'd be willing to write a script to notify the system administrator if
any of those packages are installed (and, therefore, in need of an
immediate upgrade). Then the sysadmin can pick the packages out of
unstable as needed.

How's that sound?


P.S. I'm not subscribed to debian-devel, so please Cc me in any replies

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