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RE: Is slink done?



On 12-Mar-99 Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
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> On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Shaleh wrote:
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>> Once released, only absolutly necessary updates are made, i.e security
>> issues. 
>> All new packages go into unstable (currently potato).
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> I am curious:
> What if a security problem is found with the kernel that ships with, for
> example, slink, and the problem is only fixed in the 2.2.x kernel series.
> You can't simply add a new kernel package to slink to fix the bug, because
> kernel 2.2.x breaks some of the other packages included with slink.  What
> happens in this case?  Are those packages upgraded too?
> 

Has not happened yet.  Alan Cox is pretty good about keeping older kernels
happy.  There is a 2.0.37 due soon for instance.  Find out when it happens.

We may just say "time to upgrade".


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