[oe] samba-essential upgrade or remove?

Holger Hans Peter Freyther holger+oe at freyther.de
Mon Mar 15 14:38:10 UTC 2010

On Monday 15 March 2010 14:53:44 Mike Westerhof wrote:

Dear Mike,

> Sigh.
> I really don't think this recipe is worthy of this much controversy.
> It's essential (hence the name) for certain very small NAS devices.
> I fail to see how its presence is impacting others -- if you don't like
> it, don't use it.  Simple.

See. This is not the point of liking or not liking a given recipe. I don't 
like the fact that this recipe is not maintained for years and has the 
possibility of damaging the reputation of distros built with OE. I assume
even users of SlugOS do not like if their device gets owned via known and 
circulating exploits?

It would be nice if we could establish a shared responsibility for maintaining 
software that listens on network ports and is handling multimedia content (the 
two kind of things most likely to be suffering flaws). I don't think it is that 
difficult. If there is a remote hole and exploits are floating around, upgrade 
the recipe?

anyway, you don't have the time..


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