Quoting Niall Walsh (linux at esatclear.ie):
> I'm fairly certain Debian only releases security advisories for
> packages in stable. If an issue doesn't effect stable, no advisory
> will be released, and the problem will simply be fixed by a
> urgency=high upload to unstable.
This is an excellent point, and points out the biggest drawback of
keeping a system on the "testing" branch, even one with easy access to
"unstable" packages, whose owner attentively skim-reads all Debian
Security Advisories: You might _still_ be unaware of an suddenly urgent
need, on account of a security emergency, to do
# apt-get update && apt-get -t unstable install [packagename]
...to plug that package's security hole.
What would really be handy, in fact, would be an automated announce-only
"alert" mailing list sending out all changelogs of urgency=high uploads
to unstable. Pity it doesn't exist (to my knowledge). I might try to
Cheers, Facta tua Restitueri ad Status Pristinus Eius.
Rick Moen (May your data be restored to
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