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Re: KDE3 on F9 and F10 HOWTO, now online



On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> [For the TL;DR crowd: DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE OP!!! THEY
> WILL REINTRODUCE CRITICAL SECURITY VULNERABILITIES INTO YOUR SYSTEM AND
> MAY
> ALSO CAUSE A LOT OF DEPENDENCY ISSUES!!!]
>
> Roberto Ragusa wrote:
>> this is a (late) follow up to my mails about
>> having KDE 3 from F8 on Fedora 9 and 10.

<snip>

> No amount of disclaimers is going to help the fact that you're giving out
> bad advice and that idiots are going to follow it and then whine that it
> breaks, nor are they going to help the people who get their system
> compromised due to the unfixed security holes in your compatibility
> libraries.

You have to admit that his warning is very clear... it roughly translates
to "if you use this, you're on your own".
That warning should be way on the top of the page in big red letters.
And yet, someone out there will ignore any dangers related to security
holes and broken functionality.

~af


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