[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates
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>
>> 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
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