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Old 01-29-2004, 04:01 AM   #1
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Question about apt-get packages.

Hi there,

Just went onto and had a look at a few of the stable software packages (bind being one) and on some of them they have [SECURITY] after the pakage name, what does that mean? I cant find anything on their site to tell me what it means Im guessing its something easy, but im just an ickle newbie

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im no debian user but as those packages are supposed to be stable the securety add may be just something like that these packages are secure testet and have no more know bugs or something like that
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I think it means that the release that's officially in stable has had some security releases made for it, so you'll probably want to make sure that you grab those from if you install that package.
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Well if is part of your /etc/apt/sources.list you do not need to worry, the right packages will be installed. Security simply means that a package had a security problem and the latest version is available at which SHOULD be part of EVERY /etc/apt/sources.list
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Originally posted by markus1982 which SHOULD be part of EVERY /etc/apt/sources.list
... that points to stable. Testing and unstable don't get security updates like unstable. For unstable they go in of course, but they may go in along with feature fixes and don't have to be done by the security team. For testing I think they only hit as soon as the fixes from unstable hit.


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