Re: [developers-l] Re: [debian-devel] Re: security enhanced debian branch?
On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 11:54:21AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > If there's interest I would be happy to supply an unstable compiled
> > version in addition to the stable version.
> Please do so! Most of the active development is done on unstable, so that's
> where you want to be if you are developing anything to go in the next version
> of main.
Yes this seems reasonable, and it was very easy to enable for
I was just interested in the stable distribution to minimize the work
tracking the packages, and for the stable boxes I maintain.
I will setup a buildd and start work on unstable shortly in my
> Also is there any reason not to upload binaries compiled with SSP to Debian?
I see no reason why not, if they have been tested before upload there
are no additional dependencies. I spotted a couple of minor things
that I'd like to change with the SSP patches themselves, but nothing
major. (Trivial things like logging to syslog when programs are
> > However I was interested in compiling core packages and this is more
> > interseting for stable, partly because there aren't likely to be major
> > updates - so I'm not constantly rebuilding the packages when updates
> > occur, and partly because I have a lot of production servers running
> > stable for which security is important.
> This is where the work gets difficult. To achieve your aims of getting this
> in Debian/main you will have to keep a current archive of the core packages
> for some period of time. When sarge gets released it should free up some of
> the people who have been doing woody back-ports to help you with this.
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