4 Apr 2003 SyntaxPolice   » (Journeyer)

Secure apt updates:

I sent off the patch that walters and I have been working on. It implements secure updates for apt. It was only 2000 lines of unified diff, (but it had to be the right 2000 lines). I promised myself that I'd wait until this was done before buying a laptop. Now I should be able to get one soon :) See my home page for slightly more information and a link to the patch. I sent it out this morning and we're waiting for some feedback. I'm sure there will be more to do.


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