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From: Steven G Davis <sgdavis@...>
Subject: Re: Kernels and GLSAs
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 08:17:11 -0500
Marius Mauch wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 07:16:36 -0500
> "Brian G. Peterson" <brian@...> wrote:
>>I subscribe to the GLSA RSS feed, and scan that feed manually against
>>my installed software list.  The glsa-check tool is basically useless
>>(as of gentoolkit-0.2.1_pre7), as it shows all GLSAs rather than just
>>GLSAs for tools that correspond to packages installed on the system
>>it is run on.
> Can you explain this a bit more? glsa-check hasn't actually changed for
> a long time. Also make sure you don't confuse the --list option with
> the --test option.

I don't have any problems with the glsa-check program, I think you are 
just forgetting to use the --test mode.  I would have liked a way to get 
the title of the program printed out along with the GLSA advisory #, so 
I wrote a very simple shell script to do just that:


#! /bin/bash
# Script written by Steven Davis (sgdavis@...)
# Created on: April 13, 2005
# Description: Very simple shell script that uses glsa-check
#    in --test mode and then translates the GLSA # into an
#    actual program title.  It isn't perfect but it works,
#    No warranty implied :)
for i in `glsa-check -t all`;
   if [ -e /usr/portage/metadata/glsa/glsa-$i.xml ]
     echo $i; cat /usr/portage/metadata/glsa/glsa-$i.xml | grep title;
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Re: Kernels and GLSAs
-- Brian G. Peterson
Re: Kernels and GLSAs
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