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SubjectRe: New Linux Development Model
On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 12:55:14PM +0100, Edgar Hucek wrote:
> jerome lacoste wrote:
>...
> >On a server you want stability. So you don't upgrade.
>
> Sure, but what about securrity updates. When a new kernel release
> comes out the updates are stopped for older releases. And why should
> dirstribution makers always backport new security fixes ?
>...

Because it's their job.

As long as a vendor supports a release of his distribution, the absolute
minimum he has to provide are regular security fixes for all the
software the release offers - including the kernels shipped with the
release.

E.g. the latest security update RedHat offered for the kernel 2.4.9 (sic)
used in their version 2.1 server products was two months ago.
And they will provide security updates until 2009.

> cu
>
> ED.

cu
Adrian

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