Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Aleksey V Lazar <lazar@××××.edu>
To: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@g.o>
Cc: "gentoo-security@g.o" <gentoo-security@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Security project meeting summary
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 17:21:42
Pierre-Yves Rofes wrote:
> On Mon, July 21, 2008 9:04 pm, Aleksey V Lazar wrote: > >> Hello. Would it be reasonable to suggest adding a ~security (or >> something like it) flag to denote packages masked for security reasons? >> >> Thanks. >> Aleksey >> >> > > 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 > >
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. Thanks. Aleksey -- Aleksey V. Lazar Website Development Memorial Library 3010 Minnesota State University Mankato, MN 56001 Tel.: 1-507-389-2480