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Being without security updates would scare the hell out of me.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 8:45 UTC (Tue) by seyman (subscriber, #1172)
Posted Mar 30, 2011 10:08 UTC (Wed) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Ubuntu server also looks quite good given its 5 year support lifetime and generally quick updates, plus the option of paying for support on a few critical servers - sort of like CentOS+RHEL combined as there are no software differences between the free and paid-support versions. If only there was cPanel support for typical users - still at least a year away in the cPanel roadmap: http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/debian-support-ubuntu-serve...
Posted Mar 31, 2011 14:10 UTC (Thu) by seyman (subscriber, #1172)
<p>I don't know. Since then, we've had the openssl fiasco and <a href=http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=611176"">the reaction</a> to <a href="http://lpsolit.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/debian-takes-secu...">Bugzilla security fixes</a> leaves me thinking that Debian still has problems with security updates.</p>
Posted Mar 31, 2011 14:11 UTC (Thu) by seyman (subscriber, #1172)
That was 6 years ago, so I hope Debian's security update process is better sorted out now.
I don't know. Since then, we've had the openssl fiasco and the reaction to Bugzilla security fixes leaves me thinking that Debian still has problems with security updates.
Posted Apr 1, 2011 0:14 UTC (Fri) by Lennie (subscriber, #49641)
Posted Apr 1, 2011 8:05 UTC (Fri) by seyman (subscriber, #1172)
Posted Apr 1, 2011 12:28 UTC (Fri) by zack (subscriber, #7062)
You know, Debian is an almost 18-year old distro and the episode you're pointing at is 6 years old. By looking at Debian's past you can find *many* mistakes, statistically many more than those you could find in the history of a younger distribution.
From Debian's mistakes, many distros out there have learned how do better. Including Debian.
You can find the current track record of Debian security updates at http://www.debian.org/security/ (which, just as an example, shows an average of more than 1 update/day for March 2011).
-- Stefano Zacchiroli
Posted Apr 1, 2011 12:37 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
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