[linux-elitists] Comprehensive list of Linux malware
Thu Dec 9 18:29:44 PST 2004
Karsten M. Self wrote:
>As has been noted to me: RPM formats change over time.
Very rarely. Most people are confused about that: RPM 3 and RPM 4 (which
have been in use for a very long time) share an identical package
format. The difference is that RPM 4 used a better backend for the
package database (DB4 rather than DB3).
>>And if a floppy is all you can get to boot the machine (doubtful), why
>>can't you just extract required files from another machine, then do
>>your floppy shuttling from there ?
>Well, you've just upped your requirements to another machine.
I still maintain your requirement of
a) Having to download something other than what you used to install the
b) A floppy drive
is unreasonable on a modern system.
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