[sf-lug] SF-LUG & BALUG: System OS upgrades *soon*(?) - volunteer(s)?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 23 14:47:31 PST 2012

Quoting Jim Stockford (jim at well.com):

> Cc: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com, sf-lug-sysadmins at balug.org,
>       balug-sysadmins at balug.org

IMO, best to avoid crossposting as various problems can result.

I am guessing that sf-lug-sysadmins at balug.org and
balug-sysadmins at balug.org are /etc/aliases entries, as they are 
not mailing lists.

Michael Paoli wrote:

> Security support for Debian 5.0 "lenny" ends *soon* (2012-02-06).

Someone went out of his/her way to peg the 'vicki' box to named Debian
branch 'lenny' and thereby cause it to track that obsolete branch as it
dropped out of 'stable', became 'oldstable', and is soon to lose even
any security maintenance at all?  Well, that was dumb, wasn't it?  Now,
you know yet another reason why you should use functional track names
like stable, testing, unstable.

Somebody obviously decided to commit this blunder as a deliberate policy
choice, possibly the 'expert Linyux sys admin with a particularly good
set of best practices' you speak of?  ;->

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