Debian dated? [was: Re: Announcement from]

Antony Gelberg antony at
Tue Apr 11 15:32:04 UTC 2006

Pupeno wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 11:26 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>Well, I used to be a Debian user, and I couldn't believe how dated
>>>was. So I was always using Sid.
>>Yes - even testing seemed to be lagging too far for me. 
> And testing doesn't get security patches,

> so if you have a server
> running Debian testing and you have awstats and a nasty bug in awstats
> allows a worm to gain access to your server, the patch might take 10
> days to arrive while on Debian Stable I think it should be less than
> 12hs and on Sid untill a new upstream release is done, which might be a
> short period, 

Where is your twelve hour figure from?  The Debian security team
provides patches to the best of its ability.  There is no time-limit.
Many Debian security patches are released in unstable.  Do you read

> but testing, untill Sid's package passes to testing it'll
> be unsecure.

If you are going to criticise, please stay up to date and stick to facts.

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