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Re: Updater Proposal
From: Shinnok <admin () shinnok com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 16:28:29 +0300

And somewhat related to that, on the updater topic, I'd even go
as far and say it would be a bad thing to implement an
application level updater on any platforms other than Windows and
MacOS X, since the last thing you want on a system with decent
package management is application software attempting to
circumvent the package manager.

A solution to that would be to make the updater feature disabled by default
for ./configure and make it opt-in.
That way, distro package maintainers have to do nothing, and Nmap
distribution tarballs maintainers only have turn one switch on.
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