[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sat Jul 2 13:22:30 CEST 2011

2011/7/2 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> On Sat, 2 Jul 2011 12:58:30 +0200
> Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>> 1. So you don't use a package you think it will cause no problems if a
>> security problem with said package remains unfixed?
> Yes. Feel free to give a counter-example :)

No need to. For me a system is a whole. If I have one insecure part
the whole system is insecure.

>> 2. Especially packages which were installed because of dependencies
>> need the updates because the software these packages are related to
>> will need the updated packages. If you shut them out of updates you
>> will run into problems soon.
> I'm talking about optional dependencies (suggestions). Obviously if some
> base library has an update I probably want to install it.

As has been said, you can safely remove suggested packages, so this
question about updates of suggested packages does not come up in the
first place.


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