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Re: Testing Sarge on IBM pSeries systems

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 03:24:00AM +0000, simon@nuit.ca wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 16:07:45 +0100, Sven Luther composed:
> > > 
> > > btw, security updates exist for testing, too. just not unstable (for
> > > obvious reasons).
> > 
> > Erm, i don't think this is true, quite the contrary. It was even told
> > that since testing is currently so out of date, due to the soon to be
> > fixed glibc issue, that it is more outdated, broken and insecure than
> > either woody or unstable.
> > 
> > So, i would recomend anyone with security problems to not use testing,
> > but woody with unstable backports if needed, or unstable.
> > 
> > Friendly,
> > 
> > Sven Luther
> yeh that's true. i forgot that plain simple fact. well, in usual
> circumstances it's true what i said, but currently, follow sven's
> advice. 

A, no, i think even in normal circumstances, there are security releases
only for stable (woody) and old-stable (potato), but the later will be
going away after a time.

Unstable get security fixes trough new uploads, and depend mainly on the
disponibility of the package maintainer. Testing gets security uploads
when the unstable package is ready to enter testing, which can be
delayed for many reasons, like the 6 month delay due to glibc.

There can be uploads to testing-proposed-upates, but i think not many
people will do that.


Sven Luther

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