Outdated debian packages on blackdown?
Posted Dec 2, 2004 19:25 UTC (Thu) by fredrik
In reply to: A java vulnerability
Parent article: A java vulnerability
I'm probably missing something, because when I browse blackdown's ftp mirrors I cannot find any debian packages more recent than 2003. Not even the change log from the most recent tar-package seems to reference any security fix. Are the blackdown developers really maintaining their ftp? And if not, are the debian packages maintained elsewhere?
Sofar, I have always pulled the official sun release, and built a java-dummy package. That has been the most predictable method for me to install java.
A pity that sun maintains a such obnoxious non-oss-approved license on their official SDK/JRE. They only shoot themselves in the foot by making it harder for both end users and developers to install and update.
Oh well, guess I'm preaching to the choir here anyway...
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