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Re: [suse-security] Re: SuSE Security Announcement: xf86 (SuSE-SA:2002:032)
SuSE should NOT have to support all versions back to the time they
started a distribution i.e. earlier than 7.0. People have had enough
time to upgrade to something more resent to be better able to have
recent security fixes.

If you DO NOT want to upgrade for the security fixes that is your own
fault and NOT the fault of SuSE. Besides purchasing the newer version
helps to support SuSE to provide ALL of the fixes they provide not just
the security fixes. But then this IS getting to be OFF TOPIC.

On Wed, 2002-09-18 at 14:54, Ben Rosenberg wrote:
> * Roman Drahtmueller (draht@xxxxxxx) [020918 09:23]:
> ::
> ::To make it short: If you wish to use a newer version of a package and if you
> ::insist on having properly working updates at hand if there is a security
> ::update, then please use a newer SuSE Linux version. If you feel a little bit
> ::adventurous, then these packages will suit your needs.
> ::
> I guess to make it shorter. If SuSE puts up these packages and knows
> that people will use them and there is a security risk with them and the
> user already has them installed. They should be updated. There are those
> of us out here like myself who just didn't have time to go to 8.0.
> I would say that if fixed packages aren't going to be placed in the
> supplementry directory for those of us using those packages..then the
> directory should be removed entirely. :)
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> Ben Rosenberg ---===---===---===--- mailto:ben@xxxxxxxxx
> Tell me what you believe..
> I tell you what you should see.
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