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Re: security enhanced debian branch?

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 09:07:02AM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:

> Second, any such effort shouldn't be a branch, but should be mainstreamed in 
> Debian proper.  Please see http://wiki.debian.net/CustomDebian for a 
> possible approach for this sort of project.

For cases where the added functionality is provided by additional packages,
this is easy.  However, some of the things which are being experimented with
include compiler patches to produce binaries which make certain types of
exploits more difficult, and that kind of thing is not easy to merge into
Debian proper.

 - mdz

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