On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 07:25, Brian Foster wrote:
> | From: David Giles <pppenguin at utvinternet.com>
> |[ ... ]
> | Set up YOU to take care of updates and Tilly's your Uncle... (sorry,
> | couldn't resist)).
>> if uncle Tilly is using a dial-up, you may not want to autoupdate;
> that straw is very thin, and some of the SUSE 9.1 updates are huge
> (many multipl Mbytes!); for exactly this reason, I manually select
> (using YAST2, which seems to work Ok for this purpose).
I never thought I would write something like this but there is always a
Given that you are talking about a home machine, where the majority of
issues with packages are not external exploits but where local users
might assume the role of root and they have the password for it is right
to question the logic about staying up to date with all security fixes.
If there is a fix really needed you could ssh in and fire up your tools
of choice and do the job over the wire.
There are only so many words in the English language, you may have seen
some of them in this order before, does that mean that my thoughts are
not my own? Software Patents Kill Business.
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