[svlug] Re: Updated Debian Apache Packages?
marc_news at vasoftware.com
Wed Jun 26 05:33:12 PDT 2002
On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 12:46:48AM +0300, Ira Abramov wrote:
> I said woody packages are not updated to secure versions as fast as the
> stable branch, i.e. fast enough for low-maintenance operations. Marc
> tells me he rolls his own compilations (I agree, then it's not woody
Note too that most of the time, I only have to rebuild someone else's
already built and patched package (after quickly inspecting the patch). It's
not that much work.
> hence - Woody is NOT a secure platform (yet), it needs manual care to
> stay secure for now.
But so does any other distribution. Just running potato and apt-getting
security daily doesn't make your system secure, it just helps to close a few
The only way to really keep any system secure is a knowledgeable sysadmin.
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.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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