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Re: VirtualBox support in squeeze LTS

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 05:42:58PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> I believe there was a general decision that squeeze LTS would not be
> supported as a virtualisation host

Non, not in general.

> so KVM, Xen, libvirt and QEMU are on the 'not supported' list.

KVM, libvirt and qemu were excluded since there has been massive
upstream code churn since squeeze and backporting security fixes
is infeasible. Even when throwing massive work on it, it would
be incomplete and hardly useful.

Xen would have been possible, but noone volunteered for it when
Squeeze LTS was bootstrapped and since it requires quite a bit
of work it wasn't included (but it would still be technically
possible for almost all Xen security issues at this point, only
takes some work).

> However, virtualbox-ose is not on that list, and it has many CVEs
> reported against it and unfixed.  Should it be added to the list or
> updated in squeeze?

There was interest in keeping it updated, IIRC by Raphael Geissert/EdF.


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