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Re: [SLUG] [OT] Debian Flame on LWN
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] [OT] Debian Flame on LWN
- From: James Wilkinson <jamesw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Oct 4 00:08:47 2000
- Reply-to: James Wilkinson <jamesw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, 03 Oct 2000, marty generated:
>this is not really worth discussing
Too late :)
This is utter crap. "Debian is crap because the people who volunteer
their time to maintaining it are refusing to provide security updates to
old software that has been superceded."
Firstly, slink is OLD. There is no question that potato versions of the
same software not only contain the security updates that were in slink,
but because potato is *newer*, other security holes will undoubtedly be
closed. I bet the authors of the year+ old software in slink aren't
actively supporting it.
Second, why have package maintainers plug holes in old code, when their
work is almost certainly being duplicated by everyone working on the
latest release? It seems like an enormous waste of time and effort.
Anyone serious about security on their machines isn't using a distro
from that long a time ago.
No, I was looking for warez. The pornography was just a useful byproduct.
-- Dave Coote