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Additional Repository Metadata



Given that the yum/apt/up2date repository metadata format is in a bit of
flux at the moment, this seems like a reasonable time to ask if it would
be possible to add something like a "severity" field to the metadata to
allow tools to distinguish between security and "normal" updates.

That way, sites could maintain a conservative update policy but still
keep abreast of security related updates.  It would also mean that the
rhn_applet could only show the blinking red "!" for security updates and
a possibly less attention grabbing icon for less important information.
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Shahms E. King <shahms shahms com>
Multnomah ESD

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