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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: eix USE=security
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:40:54
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] eix USE=security by Florian Philipp
1 Florian Philipp <lists <at>> writes:
3 >
4 > Hi list!
5 >
6 > I just noticed the USE flag "security" in stable app-portage/eix. The
7 > description is hardly helpful: It fixes exploits but is not enabled by
8 > default. Why? What are the drawbacks? I couldn't find anything in a
9 > quick online search.
11 ef security
13 This adds some checks which can prevent certain exploits if e.g. the eix code
14 has a bug. If you use the hardened toolchain, using this flag does not increase
15 security and can even lead to problems.
16 install the security module needed for some servers
19 hth,
20 James


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