InstantMirror needs a rethink

Horst H. von Brand vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Thu Jan 24 19:15:56 UTC 2008


chasd <chasd at silveroaks.com> wrote:

[...]

> Another outgrowth of the Fedora release cycle is I usually only apply
> security updates, or updates that fix specific problems I experience.
> There is no sense for me to download and apply updates for hardware I
> don't use, for example. I figure I'll pick up application updates in
> 6 months when the next release drops, I usually don't need the update
> _right now_.

Very, very bad idea. You don't /know/ what the maintainer just happened not
to mention in the ChangeLog (there you see everything from BZ-by-BZ and CVE
details to just "Updated" (if that much). And more than once a fix for a
"minor bug" happened to close a bad vulnerability...
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