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RE: [SLUG] Re: [OT] Debian Flame on LWN
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Re: [OT] Debian Flame on LWN
- From: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Oct 4 13:55:54 2000
I don't know about FreeBSD but a certain other Unix supplier is keeping
up-to-date free patches for the last 15 releases of its OS (actually 6 or 7
releases on two or three hardware platforms with at least two different
A Debian equivalent would be to offer security patches for all official
releases, maybe going back about 5 or 6 years.
I haven't seen this sort of offering from any of the popular Linux distros,
well not yet anyway.
It's probably an expensive "free service".
Snr Design Engineer & Unix System Administrator
Electronic Engineering Department, Aristocrat Technologies Australia
3rd Floor, 77 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW 2018
Phone: (02) 9697-4484 Fax: (02) 9663-1412
From: Angus Lees [mailto:gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, 4 October 2000 13:34
how far back do freebsd support packages?
and do they fix problems by offering a newer version of the package,
or backporting each and every fix?