|From:||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org>|
|To:||Dan Kegel <dank-AT-kegel.com>|
|Subject:||Re: Shouldn't distros and ISVs ensure that security updates get deployed promptly?|
|Date:||Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:30:16 -0800 (PST)|
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. Crazy. Linus
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