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AW: [suse-security] Suggestion to the SuSE security people
  • From: Gerd.Bitzer@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 12:34:23 +0200
  • Message-id: <45C6FEB8557DD21194C30020480E3F43021720C7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

and more better there are also ported versions of autorpm directly from Suse
under

http://www.suse.de/~grimmer/export/autorpm-1.9.8.4-0.noarch.rpm
http://www.suse.de/~grimmer/export/autorpm-1.9.8.4-0.src.rpm

which work out of the box ;-)


-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Kurt Seifried [mailto:listuser@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2000 11:09
An: Bo Jacobsen; Suse securityg group
Betreff: Re: [suse-security] Suggestion to the SuSE security people


Or you could just install autorpm or something similar.

http://www.securityportal.com/lskb/10000050/kben10000077.html

Personally I think your idea has merit, but it's way to ugly/crude. What I
would like to see is SuSE doing something like Red Hat's network program,
they'll be handling updates/etc/etc for people for a minimal cost. Ideally
vendors should harass users to sign up on a security announcement mailing
list during install, and post easy to read/understand advisories with exact
instrcutions for update install (and run a sufficiently powerful ftp server
to house all the updates). Also be nice if there was something nice and
simple like windows update, go to a website, run a local thing to list what
you got, remote site tells you what you need/etc. In any event all the
vendors have a ton of work to do making updates easier for end users.

Kurt Seifried - seifried@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
SecurityPortal, your focal point for security on the net.
http://www.securityportal.com/





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