Security updates in Incoming?

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Security updates in Incoming?

Postby jackmcbarn on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:07 pm

How well are security updates delivered to Incoming versus Latest?
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby zerozero on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:11 pm

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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby jackmcbarn on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:16 pm

That covers LMDE security in general, but it doesn't say whether Incoming is any different than Latest.
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby zerozero on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:24 pm

clearly you read the topic to fast :D
point 3)
- to help debugging those updates were created incoming and latest: basically these repos are identical, but incoming is updated a few days/a week before latest to test the UP and then it will migrate from incoming to latest:
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby jackmcbarn on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:29 pm

Okay, that's good to hear. There isn't any special treatment given to Latest security-wise, though, is there?
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby zerozero on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:37 pm

what Clem said several times about this was that if and when a security issue was found (and outside the normal UP frequency) a special push could be made by the team.

this means of course that a real vulnerability has to be identified first, it's not like " i have version x.1 of foo and upstream already has x.2"
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby jackmcbarn on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Would the "special push" ever end up in Latest before it's in Incoming, though? That's what my main concern is, since I know the equivalent happens in Debian sometimes.
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby zerozero on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:50 pm

it never happened until now, so this is just my opinion, but i don't think that such a push should need incoming to be tested, it would make all the sense to be pushed directly to latest.
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby cwwgateway on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:54 pm

I think that the 'special push' would go to both incoming and latest at the same time, unless they use incoming to test it (or maybe romeo?), which I don't think would happen (again, maybe romeo?).
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Re: Security updates in Incoming?

Postby jackmcbarn on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:56 pm

But it would never go to Latest before going to Incoming? I know it almost sounds stupid for that to happen, but again, I know Debian does that kind of thing.
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