[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix compilation on OpenBSD

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Thu Nov 20 02:10:07 CET 2008

Michael Niedermayer wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 01:05:45AM +0300, Andrew Savchenko wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tuesday 18 November 2008 14:35, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

>>> I doubt that make 3.80 is any more or less secure than make 3.81,
>>> but whatever.
>> This is not a question of gmake itself, indeed. This is a question
>> of security policy: install nothing outside the main ports tree.
>> Technically I can broke this rule, but than other people may do the
>> same and security will likely to be broken eventually one way or
>> another. The only exception is MPlayer SVN HEAD. But there are some
>> serious reasons for this decision.
> Now one has to wonder why outdated software is supposed to be more
> secure ...

More secure than more recent software? It probably isn't.

More secure than whatever random things users (possibly even
intentionally malicious users) might choose to install? I should think
that would be obvious.

       The Wanderer

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side of it.

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