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Re: [vox-tech] RedHat 9 Updates...



On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 17:03, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting William Perdue (william@williamperdue.com):
> 
> > I've just now finished reinstalling RedHat Linux 9 (after a cracker broke 
> > into my root directory). I looked for the patches for RedHat. I printed the 
> > list of security fixes out.120+ !
> > 
> > My Question is, Is there any place where I can download RedHat 9 with all 
> > or most of the patches already installed?
> 
> You really can't.  (To be more precise:  I'd be immensely _surprised_ if
> such a thing existed, even though theoretically it could.)  The best you 
> can do is collect all of the security fixes and put them on a CDR or on
> a file server on a security-protected network.  You can then apply the
> fixes _before_ exposing the newly built machine to public networks.
> 
> My sympathies about your break-in.  Because RH9 is (inevitably) now
> rather behind the times, you might want to consider one of its various
> successors as a safer, more long-term-feasible starting point.  There is
> of course Fedora Core 2, the commercially supported RHEL variants, and
> also at least six RHEL-rebuild projects (that I know of).  
> 
> For the latter, see "RHEL Forks" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/RedHat/ .

I personally have been pretty happy with Fedora Core 1.  Over the
weekend, though, I acquired SuSe Professional 9.1, and will probably
replace my RC1 box with that.

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