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Re: upcoming changes of the web pages /security and /lts/security

Hi Thomas,

[I changed lts-security@debian.org to debian-lts@lists.debian.org since
lts-security@debian.org is meant only to reach members of the team
approved to deal with embargoed issues. It is not a public list like

I read through this message and I am very excited about the coming

On Thu, Dec 07, 2023 at 08:38:05PM +0100, Thomas Lange wrote:
> Hi all,
> in the past, all security related lists (like the N recent security
> advisories, crossreferences, RSS feeds, OVAL) were using the .wml and
> .data files which exists for each DSA and DLA. These two files are
> still created manually for each DSA and DLA.
> After talking to the security team, my goal is to remove the need of
> this manuall work and generate all information automatically from the
> primary security sources from the Debian Security Tracker. This also
> makes the security information more early available to our users
> without waiting for someone to prepare the .wml and .data files.
> The changes will affect the webwml repository under /security/ and
> /lts/security/.
Our workflow for LTS still includes manual generation of .wml and .data
files, as you note. As this is a step in the process which presents an
opportunity make mistakes, I am pleased that this is being automated.

At what point should the LTS team stop generating these? Is that
something that we should discontinue right away, or do wait for a formal
announcement to let us know that these should no longer be generated
when a DLA is released?



Roberto C. Sánchez

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