[linux-elitists] RedHat drops the other shoe
Thu Feb 27 11:05:51 PST 2003
Quoting Steve Beattie (email@example.com):
>> Fortunately I have apt-rpm on there and don't use up2date to keep my
>> system updated, but I wonder what affect all of the Red Hat systems that
>> will suddenly no longer be getting security updates are going to have on
>> the 'net?
> apt-rpm is definitely the way to go, though it requires a fairly clean
> set of dependencies (an rpm --nodeps install can leave you in a state
> where apt-rpm refuses to upgrade anything). But like gregkh said, people
> have had to figure out ways to handle updates before. Of course, it's
> always fun to predict the death of the internet, film at 11.
Well said. It does seem a head-scratcher that the Red Hat user
community haven't yet set up one or more apt repository for
quick-response security updates. Maybe they will now.
For now, it looks like the one at http://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/ is the
A different way to go would be to subscribe to KRUD's monthly update
service, http://www.tummy.com/krud/ .
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