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RE: [SLE] Problem with YOU
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <jgregw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 23:17:11 -0900

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos E. R. [mailto:robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] Problem with YOU

On Friday, 2005-03-04 at 5:58 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

>The Friday 2005-03-04 at 17:34 -0900, Greg Wallace wrote:

>> I have been trying to use YOU to check for the latest updates since
>> yesterday afternoon. I keep getting -
>> Anyone else experiencing this problem? I'm running 8.1, if that makes
>> difference.

>It should... 8.1 is no longer mantained:

>| Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:08:47 +0100 (MET)
>| From: Roman Drahtmueller
>| To: suse-security-announce@
>| Subject: [suse-security-announce] Discontinued SUSE Linux Distributions:
>| Mon Jan 10 17:00:00 MET 2005
>| Dear suse-security-announce subscribers and SUSE LINUX users,
>| 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.
>| 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.
>So, the updates are not probably in the same place, and what you will find
>there are old patches.
> 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.

Greg W

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