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Re: [Tiger-devel] Proposal for another HP-UX specific check

From: Ryan Bradetich
Subject: Re: [Tiger-devel] Proposal for another HP-UX specific check
Date: 26 Jun 2003 09:26:48 -0600

On Thu, 2003-06-26 at 01:53, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino wrote:
> [This goes more to Ryan (who is implementing HP-UX specific checks) but 
> I send it to the list in case others are interested]
> I would be interested in bundling within Tiger a patch-checking 
> mechanism which is, usually, OS dependant. Now, I know that HP for HP-UX 
> (as does Sun for Solaris) provides a "Security Patch" check which is a 
> tool you can download [1] and uses a catalog [2] to determine which 
> security patches you might need for your system. However, it is written 
> in Perl and I would Tiger to keep as POSIX-compliant as possible

Agreed.  I will see what I can do, but I do not have time allocated for
this until after Aug 1st.

> That said, I would very much if someone could code this script and 
> provide it with a GPL license [3]

I have already verified with HP Legal, that any work that I do for this
project falls under the GPL license, so this is not a problem for me.

> More information at
> http://docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/internet/spc_faq.html
> http://docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/internet/spc_readme.html

Thanks for the references!

- Ryan

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