[techtalk] Debian

Mary Gardiner mary at puzzling.org
Sun Mar 11 23:58:47 EST 2001

On Sat, Mar 10, 2001 at 04:17:54PM -0500, Michelle Murrain wrote:
> I thought that once a Debian distro was called "stable" there weren't really 
> any changes to it - whereas if it's "testing" or "unstable" newer versions of 
> packages are added until it freezes and becomes stable. So, I think that no 
> newer version of anything will ever become part of potato - you have to go to 
> woody or sid (the new name for unstable) to get newer versions.

Security fixes seem to be applied to potato. Joey Hess added a new slrn
to stable last week, for instance, to fix buffer overrun remote root
exploits (which is pretty bad behaviour in a *newsreader*).


Mary Gardiner
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