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Re: local copies of libs

Hendrik Sattler <debian@hendrik-sattler.de> wrote:

> For some, the reason is acceptable, for some it isn't? So what makes it 
> candidate for a bug report with a severity greater than wishlist?
> What is the main opinion among Debian maintainers?

If there's ever been a security update for the library, or it's likely
that a buffer overflow or similar would have security implications, then
I think it's definitely more than just wishlist.  For example, it's a
pain to patch all those (subtly different) versions of xpdf code
dispersed throughout Debian on every security update of xpdf.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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