|| ||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org>|
|| ||Dan Kegel <dank-AT-kegel.com>|
|| ||Re: Shouldn't distros and ISVs ensure that
security updates get deployed promptly?|
|| ||Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:30:16 -0800 (PST)|
|| ||Article, Thread
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Ritesh Raj Sarraf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Should the user really want silent updates ?
> > For updates with priority "security", I think it should just pop-up more
> > often.
> People ignore dialogs like that. IMHO if we're going to avoid
> botnet nightmares, we're going to need at least some silent security updates.
I disagree violently.
If anybody tries to silently upgrade my machine, I refuse to use the whole
system. No way, no how.
I refuse to do it _EVEN_MORE_ if the person who decides that it's a
"security fix" is not the distribution maker, but some random package
creator. Sorry, Dan, but you're simply not that trustworthy.
The fact that you even _think_ you should be that trustworthy is totally
irrelevant, and somewhat scary.
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