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Re: [opensuse] openSUSE-SU-2016:0145-1: critical: openssh - why patch OpenSSH_6.2p2 and not install OpenSSH_7.1p2?
On 01/19/2016 12:24 AM, John M Andersen wrote:
On 1/18/2016 7:53 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
Just a curiosity. Why patch OpenSSH_6.2p2 in a critical update instead
of updating to OpenSSH_7.1p2? There are not conflicts between the
versions or issues with backwards compatibility. So where is the logic
for patching an old version when you could simply package the new
version as an update?

Tempted to say "You must be new here", but we both know you aren't.

This has always been the Suse way, and once the DVD image is cut,
nothing new gets added, at least not to the main repository.

Yes, of course you are right on all accounts. I guess it is all that "how are things done now uncertainty" that has blown in with the tumbleweeds and leaps that clouded that fact in my memory -- or I could just be getting OLD and SENILE.... (where did I put that geratol anyway...)

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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