Etienne Dysli-Metref etienne.dysli-metref at
Tue Feb 13 02:29:48 EST 2018

On 09/02/18 16:08, Peter Schober wrote:
> The Debian packaging team keeps the "backports" (another term to ask
> the server foks about) repositories pretty much up-to-date with the
> releases from the Shibboleth project. So Debian usually is in very
> good shape and has current software (with fixes applied) -- thanks to
> volunteer efforts from Russ, Feri and Etienne (and Scott)!

That *and* the Debian Security Team is super fast to release patched
versions. :) Contrast that with Ubuntu where Shibboleth SP packages are
not in the "main" section, therefore do not receive any security support
from Canonical.

> (SWITCHaai provides third-party Shib SP packages for Ubuntu to their
> community but they don't support their use outside of their community.)

They're here in case it helps. :)


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