Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:51:47 -0800 From: Kees Cook <kees@...flux.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: code review CVS On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:28:44PM -0700, Vincent Danen wrote: > I like the patch idea, however. A "vendor patch" database of sorts > would be nice (would save me from hunting from, say, ubuntu packages for > a patch for something they already fixed, or looking at ubuntu for one, > and SUSE for another because of version differences). I'd really like to have at least a "how to find a patch for [distro], release [version]". I have an easier time finding Debian patches, for example, since http://snapshot.debian.net/ exists. Ubuntu is a bit less patch-hunter-friendly in that regard, but we try to alway keep patches external to from the source tree, so they're easy to locate from change logs. Doing this with src.rpms follows a similar convention, but can sometimes get tricky too. Finding them can sometimes be a chore -- I always bang my head when looking for RHEL src.rpms. :) -Kees -- Kees Cook @outflux.net
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