Re: Small correction to security pages
Reply to a post to debian-www a long time ago.
* Gerfried Fuchs <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002-06-11 08:54:31]:
> * Morten Brix Pedersen <email@example.com> [2002-06-10 11:52]:
> > At http://www.debian.org/security/, the suggested security line to add
> > to sources.list points at 'potato'. Shouldn't this point at 'stable'
> > instead?
> I don't think so. It has different meanings. If you would change it
> to stable instead of potato you'll be tracking woody once it's released
> and might end up with security updates from woody that might be
> a) uninstallable for woody dependencies and you might have potato in
> your other deb-lines
> b) unnoticed system-upgrades when woody is released. This can lead to
> different severe problems, like huge not expected downloads, or even
> service breakage due to changed setup/syntax and such.
Funny, I just installed a woody system today, and when asked to get
security updates from security.debian.org, it added the lines as
Compared to your (fine) comments, thats quite ironic I'd say.
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