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Re: Package automation in /etc/daily

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 04:00:48PM +0000, Julio Merino wrote:
> Hello,
> pkg_admin in the base system has bundled support for vulnerability
> checks for a while.  I think it'd be valuable to automate these in
> /etc/daily instead of relying on the administrator to do this.
> The attached patch adds some new checks in the daily scripts to
> refresh the vulnerabilities database and to check that the installed
> packages are valid.  From the manpage:

It should not be enabled by default.

* not every system has a working connection to fetch it
* not every system has packages installed
* it modifies files without the knowledge of the one who installed
  this system
* it can cause more workload on and exceed the connection
  limit on if a lot of systems use it


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