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    Default Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    For opensuse 11.3.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    On 02/22/2012 01:56 AM, Doug08 wrote:
    > opensuse 11.3


    you do know that 11.3 is past its end of life, right?

    and, there have been no security patches since Jan 20, 2012..

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    I know, but I don't want to change it. My setup is perfect, why mess it up by upgrading it.

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    Default Re: Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug08 View Post
    I know, but I don't want to change it. My setup is perfect, why mess it up by upgrading it.
    no security patches
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    Default Re: Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    On 03/03/2012 01:26 AM, Doug08 wrote:
    > why mess it up by upgrading it.


    to expand on caf's point a little:

    why? to patch security flaws in the software!
    why? to help keep the hackers, key loggers, and root kits out!

    lots of patches since January...there was a heap overflow attack vector
    patched just yesterday..

    here are the security patches and major bug fixes which have flowed into
    my still supported 11.4 since your system reached end of life:

    2012-02-25 10:59:39|install|MozillaThunderbird|3.1.19-0.25.1
    2012-02-25 11:00:09|install|MozillaFirefox|10.0.2-0.2.1
    2012-02-27 23:21:12|install|xorg-x11-server|7.6_1.9.3-15.26.1
    2012-02-27 23:21:13|install|xorg-x11-Xvnc|7.6_1.9.3-15.26.1
    2012-02-27 23:21:14|install|cvs|1.12.12-166.169.1
    2012-02-27 23:21:17|install|cifs-utils|4.9-1.3.1
    2012-02-29 08:20:10|install|libpng14-14|1.4.4-3.6.1
    2012-02-29 08:20:11|install|libpng12-0|1.2.47-0.8.1
    2012-02-29 08:20:11|install|libpng14-devel|1.4.4-3.6.1
    2012-02-29 08:20:12|install|libpng14-compat-devel|1.4.4-3.6.1
    2012-03-02 10:34:47|install|libvorbis0|1.3.2-6.7.1
    2012-03-02 10:34:48|install|libvorbisfile3|1.3.2-6.7.1
    2012-03-02 10:34:48|install|libvorbisenc2|1.3.2-6.7.1
    2012-03-03 07:53:05|install|logrotate|3.7.9-6.9.1

    of course, it _is_ your machine and if your data is unimportant to
    protect then so be it..

    but if you allow yours to become a spam spewing botnet control node ...

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    Default Re: Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    but if you allow yours to become a spam spewing botnet control node ...
    lol ! Funny, but a rather MASSIVE exaggeration in the case of openSUSE-11.3 IMHO. I have yet to see any documented cases where openSUSE-11.3 is proven to become that. So we are now in the realm of speculation to make a point I do agree it best to apply security patches when they come which is no longer easily possible with openSUSE-11.3.

    My mother's PC is still on openSUSE-11.3 and will remain that way until I can visit North America next to install an updated openSUSE on her PC. I do not feel comfortable in taking the risk to apply such an update remotely for if I break things during a remote install, Germany is a long ways from Canada.

    For Doug08, do not forget to change your openSUSE-11.3 OSS and NON-OSS repositories to the 'discontinued' repositories:

    For OSS:
    Code:
    ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/
    and for NON-OSS:
    Code:
    ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/distribution/11.3/repo/non-oss/
    Last edited by oldcpu; 03-Mar-2012 at 04:26.

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    Default Re: Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    On 03/03/2012 12:26 PM, oldcpu wrote:
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    > lol ! Funny, but a rather MASSIVE exaggeration in the case of
    > openSUSE-11.3 IMHO. . .


    of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion...

    personally it is my opinion that the developers do not waste their time
    by correcting security flaws and pushing patches to users..

    while it is true that most are, it is unfortunately a fact that not
    every hacked computer system on the internet is a Microsoft product..

    and also unfortunately, a sloppily maintained and therefore compromised
    Linux computer makes a very handy and obedient node to control MASSIVE
    ms-zombie nets..

    but, i won't laugh at you (in kind) for two reasons:

    - i ran 10.x for about a year and half past its end of life with no fear
    for its integrity _because_ i knew what other security measures were in
    place for _my_ system, and what critical software upgrades were manually
    installed.

    - i know you are technically competent and i am therefore confident that
    you have taken all steps necessary to make your mom's system bulletproof.

    however, not knowing the technical experience level of Doug08 nor any
    other user who may google into this thread, i will not extend to them an
    assumption that all security measures needed _will_ be in place to
    protect there system running with known (publicized) security faults..

    i _will_ continue to encourage those who demonstrate a lack of security
    awareness by asking "why mess it up by upgrading" to move to a supported
    version..

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    Default Re: Anyone have a link to a Packman Repo that works?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion...
    Your reported post (which no one else but moderators and admins can see) infers otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    but, i won't laugh at you (in kind) for two reasons:
    Thats kind of you. Reread my post wrt what I noted about the prudence for applying security updates and the ease of doing same on openSUSE-11.3, and explain again why (1) the reported post and (2) reference to trying not to laugh at someone.

    One thing I have learned in life, is when dealing with educated people (which I think applies to most people on this forum, in addition to most people I know in life) is that exaggeration is usually counter productive. On a forum like ours it can lead to flame wars.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 03-Mar-2012 at 09:15.

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    On 03/03/2012 05:16 PM, oldcpu wrote:

    > Your reported post (which no one else but moderators and admins can
    > see) infers otherwise.


    apparently, berating in public is better?


    > Reread my post wrt what I noted about the prudence
    > for applying security updates and the ease of doing same on
    > openSUSE-11.3


    because there are no more security patches to apply to 11.3, there is no
    "ease" available...that was the whole point.

    or, maybe you know of an easy way to apply the heap overflow fixing
    patches of two days ago to 11.3? and, maybe you will share with us how
    you did that, half a world away...


    > and explain again why (1) the reported post


    personally, i thought it would be better to more privately state my
    displeasure in the way you publically ridiculed my opinion and advice.

    if you had rather fling fling insults here in the open, go ahead...but,
    i think it rather ridiculous to do so...you don't make yourself look any
    more mature, and it certainly detracts from the thread..


    > (2) reference to trying not to laugh at someone.


    i can't see how that needs an explanation...your laugh at my expense was
    pretty clear: "lol ! Funny, but a rather MASSIVE exaggeration ...

    maybe you don't see the message in your acronyms or winkies??

    what i see is exactly like the way i see your use of "wrt" as *words*
    ("with regard to")... is not "wrt" exactly: with regard to ??

    i think they are the same, and therefor i see rude ridicule in your
    choice of words/letters and symbols as you write:

    laughling out loud! funny, but a rather MASSIVE exaggeration ... rolling
    on the floor laughing!"
    and, since you have now established and defended in public those words
    as a valid way to put down the posts of others.....and apparently the
    other moderators agree that those words, letters and symbols do not
    constitute a personal attack.....i think we all should use similar, as
    often as possible..

    right?

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