Question on Tumbleweed Repositories

My installation of Tumbleweed comes with the following default repostories:
http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/
http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/non-oss/
http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed/

Doing a zypper dup, the flash-player is still at version 11.2.202.440

Understand from openSUSE mailing list (http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-02/msg00009.html) that flash-player was updated to version 11.2.202.442 to fix 18 security issues.

A search at openSUSE’s website shows that openSUSE Tumbleweed official release flash-player is at version 11.2.202.442 (https://software.opensuse.org/package/flash-player).

Are my default Tumbleweed Repositories at fault or are they insufficient?

Yes, that’s correct. The *.442 version has not yet made it to the Tumbleweed repos.

A search at openSUSE’s website shows that openSUSE Tumbleweed official release flash-player is at version 11.2.202.442 (https://software.opensuse.org/package/flash-player).[/QUOTE]

That shows that OBS (open build service) has flash *.442 for Tumbleweed. But it has not yet made its way throught the OpenQA testing.

Personally, I am not particularly troubled by this. Firefox seems unhappy, but that makes me wonder why firefox is “phoning home” about it. I don’t run firefox as root, so I consider the risk small enough.

I’m a bit more troubled with “chromium”. It looks to me as if chromium-pepper-flash has not seen any recent updates, in spite of 4 security issues. Tumbleweed-firefox is only one update behind. Pepper-flash seems to be 4 updates behind.

Thanks for the clarification.

Good to know that the repos are correct.

One more clarification.

Understand that Tumbleweed should be more bleeding edge as compared to 13.2.
13.2 does have the 11.2.202.442 updates but Tumbleweed is still pending.

Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

That’s an oddity due to the way it works.

It used to be that factory would get everything first. But it also used to be that factory was often broken (wouldn’t boot, for example). So they fixed that with the extensive testing. But the side effect is that one package causing problems in testing can delay other packages.

Given that there is a security issue with flash, I expect that we will get it pretty soon. If there’s a testing holdup, they have a way of pushing this through anyway (by putting in the usually empty update repo).

Checking this morning, I see that there is a flash update in the Tumbleweed repos.