On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:16 PM, Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro> wrote: > On 01/15/2015 03:44 AM, Mark Hahn wrote: >>> >>> CentOS repos. There are others that do. Some of the repos that overwrite >>> core packages do so with little packages like sqlite (yum uses sqlite so >>> changing the version of it is not a Good Thing for system stabilty). >>> Other repos in that list have been effectively unmaintained for a number >>> of years so they contain packages that may have severe unfixed security >>> vulnerabilities. >> >> >> I suggest that we shouldn't use euphemisms when it's far more valuable >> to come out and say it. I would certainly appreciate if the centos docs >> explicitly tagged the other repos with these comments. Factual commentary >> about risks does not come anywhere close to libel... >> >> regards, mark hahn. > > A very old British story goes like that: > > A British business man was dictating to his secretary a letter for an > incorrect business partner. > "Dear Sir > Because I am a gentleman and my secretary is a lady, I cannot express in > words what I think about you. However since you are neither one, I am sure > you will understand what I wanted to say. > > Your sincerely, I've got to store that one somewhere easily accessible. My mentors always insisted one was not sufficiently creative if one truly needed profanity or its near proximity to encapsulate revulsion.