[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix compilation on OpenBSD
Fri Nov 21 09:51:06 CET 2008
On Thursday 20 November 2008 11:00, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 08:10:07PM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> > Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > Now one has to wonder why outdated software is supposed to
> > > be more secure ...
> > More secure than more recent software? It probably isn't.
This highly depends on security policy and a lot of other factors.
There are two extremities: to use only old, definitely stable and
verified with ages versions, and to be always on the leading edge
with the most advanced security innovices and updates made so
frequently, that no attacker will be able to use any publishly
known security issues. And there are plenty of varieties in
between, afaik the most oftenly used approach is the first
extrimity mentioned with the exception for security updates.
> > More secure than whatever random things users (possibly even
> > intentionally malicious users) might choose to install? I
> > should think that would be obvious.
> i agree but i did not had the feeling that there where any
> meassures in place to prevent users from building their own
> stuff, so at least malicious users should not be negatively
Currently our users may build their own local stuff but without any
effect on the main system. I was personally granted the ability to
install system-wide software, but I refused to use it blindly for
BTW, I updated gmake and encountered some build problems with
FFmpeg. But IMO they're not worth reporting/fixing until the whole
operating system will be updated, otherwise it's very hard to
separate system- and FFmpeg-related bugs, and if I'll report here
something which will occur to be not an FFmpeg bug, I afraid, I'll
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