[arch-general] "Automatic" upgrade

paladin at jstation.cz paladin at jstation.cz
Tue Feb 11 07:20:12 EST 2014

On 2014-02-11 13:17, Ismael Bouya wrote:
> (Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:56:39PM +0100) Florian Pritz :
>> On 11.02.2014 11:42, Ismael Bouya wrote:
>> > It's highly unpractical to me to access the machine from where I am --
>> > even remotely: I need someone to manually open a tunnel each time I want
>> > to access the machine --
>> Set up an automatic tunnel (simple service that just runs autossh or
>> similar) or use a VPN (openvpn, tinc) and do the upgrade yourself.
> That's not an option. The network on which the machine is is willingly
> inaccessible from outside: The sysadmin there has the principle that "a
> machine that works shouldn't be upgraded, because then it can
> break"...

That's pretty idiotic attitude. Even working machine needs security 
patches etc.

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