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Re: [suse-security] SuSE security reputation, etc..
  • From: Thomas Forbriger <thof@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 23:24:39 +0200 (MEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10008022319030.636-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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