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[ale] Need a better Linux distro
What repo's are you using??? There are some that are not a good idea, others are frowned upon. Any repo that provides desktop environment tools other than epel and rpmfusion is a bit suspect. Nux is right out. Tends to break things as well
On May 31, 2020 10:20:28 AM EDT, Leam Hall via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>On 5/31/20 9:04 AM, Solomon Peachy wrote:
>> On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 08:56:11AM -0400, Leam Hall via Ale wrote:
>>> I can't remember what I was doing this morning, but I look at the
>>> packages on my CentOS 7 box. I was surprised, and very dismayed,
>that a few
>>> dozen rpms came from a repo in the former Eastern Bloc.
>> It's not entirely clear what you are saying -- was your system was
>> Do you know the attack vector? How would a different distro have
>> any differently?
>> _every_ distro has vulnerabilities; that's why you must routinely
>> the various updates the distro supplies. If the vulerability was due
>> to software or configuration not supplied/managed by the distro, then
>> the underlying distro probably wouldn't have mattered.
>I consider the installation of significant packages (libselinux-*,
>linux-firmware) from a third party repository, from some areas of the
>world, to totally compromise the system. While I would love to believe
>the best in everyone, and to be right about that, reality says that
>Since I really dislike systemd, a new OS is in order. I have worked
>RH for more than two decades, and made my living supporting their
>products. I'm sad to go, but it's the right thing to do.
>> You have to decide if "tinkering" is just a means to an end, or the
>> entire point, of this system of yours -- Because your time isn't free
>Yup. I need a system that will do the things I need done. At the moment
>I'm not an OS guy. If my job or situation changes, I might have to
>reevaluate that. :)
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