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SubjectRe: [Fwd: NTFS repair tools]
At 11:54 PM 12/7/00, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:


>Linux today monitors this list. Some public education may be the best
>route. How do we post a security advisory warning people that will get
>posted? I'm sure folks see the DANGEROUS comments, but they don't seem
>to stick in their heads. Then they get themselves into trouble, and
>fortunately for them, I'm around. I am just concerned about the scope
>of the black eye that will just keep getting bigger and bigger for Linux
>NTFS.


FWIW, Mandrake Linux includes a tool MandrakeUpdate which allows
downloading of "Normal Updates" or "Development Updates". If you chose
Devel Upd, you get the following warning:

Caution ! These packages are NOT well tested.
You really can screw up your system
by installing them.

Perhaps the configure tools could recognize a DANGEROUS status (or keyword
or ???) and would display such a message ...

David

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