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pierluigi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Why can't we have a gentoo versioning? Reply with quote

First of all: i think gentoo the best linux distro i've tried.

But i have a couple of question that i want to discuss:

Why gentoo doens't support only security updates of the packages instead of updating the package with a new version? I don't know if there are technical problems or it is only a practical choiche.

I know that if i want that a certain version of a distro is certified with a software (ie oracle) i need that packages mantain their version to mantain certification. With gentoo is impossible and this subtract a big business from gentoo and don't allow to use it in big companies.

And if, in the planning of gentoo, there is this solution, how can we obtain?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is already a tool to achieve security-updates only, it's called glsa-check (probably from package gentoolkit). The feature is being integrated into portage so you will be able to use it with
Code:
emerge security

Also search the forums for this phrase, you'll find plenty of threads discussing this topic (or rather would find them if phpBB's search engine wasn't complete and utter crap).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please follow up to this topic: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-289963.html

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