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To: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@g.o>
From: Aleksey V Lazar <lazar@...>
Subject: Re: Security project meeting summary
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:20:49 -0500
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Pierre-Yves Rofes wrote:
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  <pre wrap="">On Mon, July 21, 2008 9:04 pm, Aleksey V Lazar wrote:
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    <pre wrap="">Hello.  Would it be reasonable to suggest adding a ~security (or
something like it) flag to denote packages masked for security reasons?

Thanks.
Aleksey

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Hello,

 by "~security" you mean a keyword like ~x86 ? It's not a hardware
architecture, so it wouldn't make much sense. But having a way to list
masked packages for security reasons is indeed a good idea. The problem
is finding how to do it "the right way".


--
Pierre-Yves Rofes
Gentoo Linux Security Team

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I was thinking more along the lines of adding a special mark to the
list that currently includes "~", "+" and "M".  Let's say it would be
"!".  This mark could then be used for package versions with security
problems.  I don't know if this is technically possible, but I could
see "!" used in conjunction with the "~", "+" or "M" to alert/indicate
a security issue, like "~!", or "+!" or "M!".  I think this is what I
meant.  <br>
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Thanks.<br>
Aleksey<br>
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References:
Security project meeting - Monday, 2008-07-14, 19:00 UTC
-- Matthias Geerdsen
Security project meeting summary
-- Matthias Geerdsen
Re: Security project meeting summary
-- Aleksey V Lazar
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