Test releases

Andy Green fedora at warmcat.com
Fri Nov 14 20:40:22 UTC 2003

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On Friday 14 November 2003 20:13, Andy Green wrote:
> On Friday 14 November 2003 20:04, David C. Hart wrote:
> > Do I want these? I note updates to Mozilla and HTTPD as well as bout a
> > dozen others. What's the conventional wisdom on updating these prior to
> > release?
> >                                ---------
> >             Quality Management - A Commitment to Excellence
> Could it possibly be QA, Committed to Excellence personage?

I'm sorry, I misread your question in an alcoholic haze, apologies: I thought 
you were asking why they are available prior to release.

Instead your question is a good one, its catch 22 whether you want your 
machine to be vulnerable to some circulating 0-day or you want to installed a 
hacked-around version that may have broken something else.... all without 
knowing the reason for the fixes.

Its probably better to install the beta patches, since when I see 
advisories-on-advisories fly by on the vuln lists they are usually reporting 
incomplete fixes rather than breakages.

Apologies again for my uncalled for 'crankiness'.

- -Andy

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