[CentOS-devel] Re: CentOS Errata
mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Sep 5 14:25:56 UTC 2007
Kevan Benson wrote:
> A side venture of mine. A centralized heterogeneous update notification
> system. Instead of listing package names, it links directly to the OS's
> supplied errata page, condensing multiple packages to the single errata the
> references them. Email me off list if you want more info than that.
Could you not achieve the same result with a yum plugin that just displays the
update portion of a package changelog, along with its name and version when you
ask for a 'yum list updates'?
> There may not be a need, but it is very nice to be able to go to your OS
> vendor's web page and search for anything that might affect your system, or
> for info regarding a specific package and actually have information
We have spoken about this a few times, in various forums, and there really isnt
a sane mechanism to get package list, machine state, extra non-rpm apps and
other security related info from a machine - tunel it out over a secure link
into ( for example ) a centos mirror network, and then give the user feedback on
whats due and what the relevent errata state for the machine is -> unless we
adopt a rhn like ( or redcarpnet / zenworks like ) agent process. Call me odd,
but at this stage I am not all that keen on implementing something of that nature.
> I'll admit, it does fit my above stated goal, but that's not the only reason I
> think it's worthwhile. Every other enterprise OS has their errata listed
> online. CentOS seems to be in the somewhat unique situation of having an
> upstream provider that has most the errata listed, so there's been less of a
> drive for this.
not sure I understand, http://lists.centos.org/ has a list you can get to via a
webbrowser and even search around there for info if you like.
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq
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