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RE: [SLE] Problem with YOU
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 08:20:08 -0500
  • Message-id: <1110028808.29583.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 03:17, Greg Wallace wrote:
> >|
> >| With the release of the SUSE Linux 9.2 FTP edition today, SUSE Security
> >| announces that the SUSE Linux 8.1 version of our home user product will
> >| be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more
> >| than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 8.1 after January
> >| 31st 2005 will not be fixed any more for this product.

This states that there will -not- be any more fixes, hence there is
nothing to check no matter where they move them to.

> >|
> >| As a consequence, the SUSE Linux 8.1 distribution directories on our ftp
> >| server has been moved from /pub/suse/i386/8.1/ to the
> >| /pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free space on our
> >| mirror sites for the SUSE Linux 9.2 FTP edition; the 8.1 directory in
> >| the update tree /pub/suse/i386/update/8.1 will follow later in
> >| February/March 2005, as soon as all updates have been published.

Once again, once all updates have been published there will not be any

> >
> >
> >So, the updates are not probably in the same place, and what you will find
> >there are old patches.
> >
> >--
> >Cheers,
> > Carlos Robinson
> Thanks again for letting me know that I was just spinning my wheels trying
> to do a YOU update in my old (sigh) 8.1. Is it possible to run YOU against
> the "discontinued" directory. I made a couple of stabs at it but don't know
> whether YOU just can't be used against that directory or if it's because I
> don't know how to specify the path properly. I tried specifying it at
> various levels, but either I never got the it specified correctly or YOU
> simply can't be used against "discontinued". If I have a crash before I
> FINALLY get around to upgrading (I have all of the CDs from 8.2 to 9.2), it
> might be nice to be able to at least get back to the last level of patches,
> once I've done my usual YAST recovery.
> Thanks,
> Greg W

Bottom line Greg is that it is time to upgrade your install as there
will not be any further updates.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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