On February 3, 2018 3:09:29 AM UTC, Al Varnell <alvarn...@mac.com> wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 06:06 PM, Paul B. wrote:
>>> You can't mix distro packages and builds from upstream source
>>> on the same system.  If you're going to switch from one to the
>>> other, you have to uninstall.
>>> Scott K
>> That's initially what I did. I was going to avoid 99.3 because of
>> problems reported here, so I went with 99.2 in the repo. It failed.
>> something was wrong with the system before anything was done. Others
>> have tried to install 99.2 for my benefit and it went fine. So their
>> advice is to reinstall the OS, which I'm going to do.
>> Paul
>There may be some confusion on your part with regard to 99.3. There
>were two beta releases of 0.99.3 which have been discussed here over
>several months, but have now been withdrawn in order to release a
>different 0.99.3 which is almost only a security release with a couple
>of minor bug fixes. AFAIK, there have been no major issues with that
>release beyond installation problems such as you are having. 
>I suspect the right answer in your case is to pressure the OS
>distributor to quickly integrate the current 0.99.3 release into
>something you can install ASAP, before those now public vulnerabilities
>can be exploited.

Keep in mind that Debian itself cherry-picked the relevant fixes into a patch 
update to 0.99.2.  If you are on Debian stable or a direct derivative of 
stable, and have at least 0.99.2+dfsg-6+deb9u1, then you have all the security 
fixes included in 0.99.3.

Scott K
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