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RE: [SLUG] Re: [OT] Debian Flame on LWN

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
package managers).
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".

- Jill.

Jill Rowling
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
Email:	rowling@xxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
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and do they fix problems by offering a newer version of the package,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?