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Re: Xen updates for wheezy ready for testing

On 2016-04-10 19:26:03, Brian May wrote:
> Antoine Beaupré <anarcat@orangeseeds.org> writes:
>> Heads up! The Xen packages prepared by Brian May have passed preliminary
>> testing and are ready for wider testing on Wheezy! See:
>> https://people.debian.org/~anarcat/debian/wheezy-lts/
> [...]
>> So here's a debdiff based on Brian's work. I did a few cosmetic changes,
>> basically only to the changelog, to make sure that:
>> * the right distro is used (wheezy-security instead of wheezy-update)
>> * all CVE issues fixed are mentionned in the last changelog so that the
>>   tracker notices the fixes
> I guess I should now remove my packages to avoid any potential
> confusion?

I do not think it is necessary: only the changelog changed.

>> I have had Brian's packages running on a test server for a while now,
>> and it's still up. I am not sure which tests you are expecting to be
>> performed here, but I can do more if you need to. In particular, there's
>> a production server ready at a client that I can use during the week if
>> you wish.
> Where to from here?

I guess I am waiting for an answer from Moritz about the above. :)

> Just a thought: Presumably you will have to reboot to get the security
> updates running, however will the system still function properly if you
> upgrade without rebooting?

The packages shouldn't interfere with a running host, but of course I
think it needs a reboot for (all?) the fixes to actually be applied.

Ksplice, ksplice, where are you?


The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the
stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
                       - Bertrand Russell, The Triumph of Stupidity, 1933

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