[Slackbuilds-users] Concerning: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2012-195-02)

Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk
Sun Jul 15 16:09:19 UTC 2012

On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 14:48:31 -0700
"Bradley D. Thornton" <Bradley at NorthTech.US> wrote:
> There are plenty of SBo's that we don't get any sort of security
> notification on, and while it is prudent to follow the security lists
> for any such app that you install, I think that with regards to SBo's
> most of us don't follow the upstream devs security announcement lists.
> Has there been any discussion on SBo providing links or any sort of
> distribution of security news or announcements for SBo's supported
> here?
> So it may be a good thing if we had something like that here at SBo
> for announcements concerning SlackBuilds that are carried here.

It would certainly be useful in the case where the maintainer (who
we assume to have a bit of knowledge around the app) knows that the
latest submission solves a particularly egregious issue - be it
security, stability or whatever - and makes a note of this with the
submission, so it cam be mentioned in the update.

Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer
http://syntaktisk.dk * mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk

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