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Re: Freeze Please?

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 09:05:52AM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
>  Otherwise it's just self delusion.  From a practical POV, testing is
>  utterly broken.  There are packages with not so trivial bugs stuck in
>  it, and it has been said over and over again, it contains packages with
>  security holes.

Are you offering to help, or just bitching? Because you're certainly
not saying anything that's news to anyone.

Seriously, if you or anyone else wants to do the work to do security
updates for testing on a regular basis, everything's in place -- all
you have to do is upload the source packages, and work out whether you
want to do it like stable security updates (on the separate server,
made instantly available, possibly prepared before publication, with an
advisory), or just as an "out-of-band" update.

All this stuff has been in place since the new security architecture came
into being; there's been remarkably little interest shown by anyone in
making use of it though.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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