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Re: ambiguity about nmap results
From: "sara fink" <sara.fink () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 23:10:07 +0300

Cool. Will add my ~x86 and emerge the new version. I love the stable
versions. I had a similar case with wireshark, until someone said that
the latest version is actually stable.

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:02 PM, Brandon Enright <bmenrigh () ucsd edu> wrote:
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On Fri, 30 May 2008 22:22:46 +0300
"sara fink" <sara.fink () gmail com> wrote:

on my laptop I have nmap version 4.60 from gentoo portage.
4.62 appears as non stable in portage.


The Gentoo arch/~arch model (as well as most other distributions notion
of stable/unstable) typically doesn't match the Nmap development cycle.

For Nmap it is generally the case that x.z is /more/ stable and better
tested than x.y when z > y.

At least for nmap, you probably should add

# Networking (or ~x86, etc)
net-analyzer/nmap ~amd64

to /etc/portage/package.keywords

I love Gentoo but don't expect the devs and package maintainers to make
the best decisions for your particular usage case.

Brandon

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