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From: Yury German <blueknight@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] Dropping support of sparc as a security supported architecture.
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:30:08
1 Hello,
3 After long discussion with the sparc team and other developers, the
4 Security Team has decided to drop SPARC as a security supported
5 architecture. This decision follows the council decision on 2016-12-11,
6 "The council defers to the security team, but is supportive of dropping
7 security support for sparc if it is unable to generally meet the
8 security team timelines."
10 The list of security supported architectures is maintained in the
11 [Security Vulnerability Treatment Policy]
13 The consequences of the removal of security supported architecture
14 include (i) GLSA will be released before a version of a package is
15 necessarily stable for the architecture (ii) architecture-specific
16 issues will not be investigated.
18 In addition to this announcement, glsa-check will be updated to present
19 necessary information for sparc users. As most security issues are
20 cross-architecture, glsa-check will continue to be operational for sparc
21 based on generic GLSAs for other architectures.
23 References:
24 [Security Vulnerability Treatment Policy]
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30 Yury German (BlueKnight)
31 Gentoo Security Team Lead
32 Email: blueknight@g.o
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