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Old 08-23-2002, 12:42 AM   #1
garyura
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How Slackware is develop?


Hei...guy. How is the Slackware is develop? I mean, like debian it's been develop by > 600 hacker all around the world. So how about Slackware. Is it just same with Debian.
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Old 08-23-2002, 12:54 AM   #2
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No...it's mostly just one man and has been since the year dot.
 
Old 08-23-2002, 04:51 AM   #3
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U mean just one person that develop the whole Slackware, not like Debian that is hacker by > 600. It's that is guy is really expert. But how about the stablelity & securety. Can this person handle this all alone. Because I have just read a one website that said Slackware 8.0 have about 10 security holes compare to others distro.
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Old 08-23-2002, 06:05 AM   #4
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Got any links to back that up?
 
Old 08-23-2002, 07:15 AM   #5
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Slack 8.0 was released in July 2001, well over a year ago. How many security holes have they found in packages since then? Keep in mind that the security issues are related to the packages that are used to build the distro with. Each package can always be upgraded individually, and Pat does a great job at keeping up with the security issues.

Recently, the reason for the delay on 8.1 and the second release 8.1.01 was a security issue within a particular package. If I recall correctly, the security announcement was made just days after the first 8.1 was released. Pat stopped the process and remastered the set because of just one program that had a known security issue. I seriously doubt if any other distro could of accomplished the same task after announcing the official release.
 
Old 08-23-2002, 09:11 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by garyura
Because I have just read a one website that said Slackware 8.0 have about 10 security holes compare to others distro.
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Perhaps this comment was meant as a compliment, as in, _only_ 10 security holes.

There have been some more security patches (8) since Slackware 8.1.01 was released, and it's very easy to get the patched packages and apply them. Check out an up-to-date mirror, (July 30, at least) e.g.

http://carroll.aset.psu.edu/pub/linu...ches/packages/

-bbeers
 
Old 08-23-2002, 09:33 AM   #7
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Yeah, like maybe the finisher to that sentence was:
...compared to other's distros 37 bugs on release day.

I have question reguarding bugs/fixes/updates:

How do I know when I need it, when should I do it, and how often should I check to see if there is one?
 
Old 08-23-2002, 10:41 AM   #8
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http://www.slackware.com/changelog/

I check every couple of weeks or when I hear of any new security issues for any distro.

-bbeers
 
Old 08-23-2002, 12:17 PM   #9
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Have a look at AutoPKG, I run it as a cron job to keep up to date.
 
  


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