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Re: openvpn with debian stable

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 02:51:50PM +0200, Pol Hallen wrote:
> Hi folks :-)
> I need understand a thing about openvpn with debian stable:
> dpkg -l|grep openvpn
> ii openvpn 2.0.9-4etch1 Virtual Private Network daemon
> apt-listbugs list openvpn

Neat, must read the apt-listbugs man page one day.

> grave bugs of openvpn (2.0.9-4etch1 -> ) <done>

What does the changelog.gz file say? That "<done>" tag seems to indicate
it has been fixed.

> #483723 - /usr/sbin/openssl-vulnkey: not found (Fixed: openvpn/2.1~rc7-3)
> #483020 - openssl-vulnkey hangs on connecting (Fixed: openvpn/2.1~rc7-4)

openvpn/2.1~rc7-3 and openvpn/2.1~rc7-4 are the versions for Lenny and
Sid. The security fixes for etch are backported.

> apt-get install openvpn
> openvpn is already the newest version.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded

Must have been upgraded.

> If already there's openvpn2.1-rc7-4 without some bugs, why the stable distro 
> doesn't show me any upgrades?

You know new upstream versions don't go into stable, don't you?

> I prefer not install openvpn from unstable or however using a mix distro, 
> because this server is for production of work.

Good idea.

> How can I resolve this problem?

Should already be resolved, or the tag would say <pending> instead of

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   at the stake while the votes were being counted."  -- Thomas B. Reed

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