also sprach Andrew Pimlott <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002.04.03.1754 +0200]: > There are several good reasons: > > - If a band-aid fix is allowed, there is less incentive to find > the correct fix. true. doesn't mean that we have to fall into that hole. > - If the problem isn't understood, there is a good chance that the > band-aid doesn't really fix the problem, and a fair chance that > it creates new problems. If there are related problems (eg, > similar bugs in different programs), they may go undiscovered. this problem is understood by the developers of proftpd, and their suggestion (if an upgrade to a newer version isn't an option -- which applies to potato) is this temporary fix. then look at the fix and ask yourself how this "band-aid" could cause other problems, keeping the FTP protocol in mind. > - Users would have to upgrade again when the permanent fix is > released. People running production systems like to minimize > changes, so this could make them unhappy. i also administer production systems, and while i just as well possess a certain inertia with respect to upgrading the packages their, i always try to get "security" updates tested and distributed as soon as possible... -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck "information superhighway" is just an anagram for "i'm on a huge wispy rhino fart".
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