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Re: [suse-security] SuSE 7.3

> > We're looking at mid November this year for the end of 7.3.
> With all updates installed, would it be 'safe' to keep a 7.3 box running, or 
> should it be upgraded?

Under all circumstances, you should continue to monitor 
suse-security-announce@xxxxxxxxx You can decide yourself if a flaw in a 
package (that doesn't get fixed for your system) is acceptable for you or 
not. In doubt, you could use a newer source RPM and try to compile it on 
your 7.3 system using 'rpm --rebuild pack.spm'.

In the long run, it doesn't pay much if you wait with your system update a
long time after it has been discontinued. After all: A newer system is
more fun.

> bye,
> 	MH


BTW: Two weeks ago I've shut down a SuSE Linux 5.3 system that used to be 
an ftp server. I kept it up-to-date in terms of the latest security 
updates and used tcp-wrappers for everything possible. It was a beautiful 
system, even after more than 5 years.

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