Planning to create a new distro of Ubuntu

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 4 11:44:44 UTC 2013


Am Montag, den 04.11.2013, 13:19 +0200 schrieb Nik Th:
> 
> 02.11.2013, 20:00, "Oliver Grawert" <ogra at ubuntu.com>:
> >
> > It might for exmaple allow security updates (which are explicitly hacked out of Linux Mint for Xorg, the kernel, Firefox, the bootloader and various other packages)
> > so that you dont have to go online with a vulnerable system ;)
> >
> > ciao
> >         oli
> >
> > ,
> > --
> 
> Do you think that Linux Mint is a vulnerable system ? Really ? 
https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/blob/master/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/rules

this is the list of packages it will never update, instead of just
integrating changes properly with the packagaes in the ubuntu archive
they instead suppress doing (security) updates at all for them.

i would say forcefully keeping a vulnerable kernel browser or xorg in
place instead of allowing the provided security updates to be installer
makes it a vulnerable system, yes

i personally wouldn't do online banking with it ;)

ciao
	oli
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