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Am 26.08.2011 20:08, schrieb Kevin Bryan:
> SECURITY_REF="CVE:2010-2169 http://..."
Your idea sounds interesting and could lead to very cool technology like the
'ACCEPT_RISKS="..."' variable mentioned elsewhere in this thread.
But it does not solve a major part of the use case. In my opinion, we need to
get notifications about security risks over an independent channel without
having to update the portage tree.
For me (and the rest of my company) the greatest advantage of Gentoo over
other distributions it it's "continuous integration" approach. Updates get
committed to the portage tree continuously over time and administrators are
completely free on how often and when they update their systems. This is
great. But given I have an installed base and I have no reason to update the
portage tree now, I need a reliable information about "this package is
borked". Then I should go for update as fast as possible of course. :-)
So in consequence I would appreciate to have both mechanisms: a timely
up-front notification via GLSAs (probably more brief than the past ones) and
some sort of security masking.
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