Problems with Updates

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Tue Oct 28 19:42:36 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 16:09 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Well we've argued about that before, but it's certainly not a _supremely_
> bad idea.  

Sorry, but disabling _all_ security updates is. I agree that it might be
ok to not perform all of them after checking the security announcement
list, for example.

However, you never know what is around the corner, and even if he has no
services running, Firefox is a big target.

> And the _most likely_ risk, is no risk at all.  

What can I do if he asked for the biggest risk? :)

I'm nitpicking, but you know yourself that there never is "no risk at
all". There might be minimal risk, but see further up.

> Never?  You've _never_ had either X or sound break?  You have got to be
> unique...

Not through a security update in a stable distro, no.

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