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Re: [suse-security] SuSE security reputation, etc..
  • From: Gerd Bitzer <Gerd.Bitzer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 16:22:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <3989802A.7F0A370F@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi Thomas,

there's a packet named 'autorpm' existing, I think it's on www.kaybee.org.
Unfortunately it does not work with Suse, but the functionality it provides is
great. I wish somebody would implement such a packet (or change autorpm, that it
works also with Suse ;-).

my two cents (has nothing to do with security, I know)

Thomas Forbriger wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Aug 2000 ksemat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> > You know another thing that would be nice would be if suse set up a way of
> > downloading patches fro say within yast i.e something like you go to
> > update system and then it checks the ftp site and determines which
> > packages need updating preferably only those for which security
> > anouncement have been made some of us really can't go hunting all over
> > their web site for the latest patches.
>
> Well, what I really would like to have is:
>
> - A SuSE distribution that comes with the SuSE public PGP key on the CD-Rom
> (thus regarding it as being trusted).
> - A YaST-option that allows download and update of SuSE-packages from the
> SuSE-FTP-server using the rpm -K and checking the PGP signature of the
> package againts the public key on CD (and the checksum as well)
> automatically.
>
> That would make live much easier and updates much more trusted and it
> would make the average SuSE installation being more up-to-date and thus
> (hopefully) more secure.
>
> Cheers,
> Thomas
>
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