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Distros that maintain up-to-date packages?

sun25

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I've often run Debian - if I open a fresh install and run Debsecan, I see CVE's posted 10+ years ago for software that should've been updated almost just as long ago. The Debian people say they prefer "stability" and "thorough package testing" before deployment - well, I've seen language change in my life, but I'm surprised to see that "stable" now means "full of Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerabilities."

Are there any distributions with a sincere focus on security? Up-to-date packages and reproducible builds?
 

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I'm not sure why your Debian gets so far out of date. I use Kubuntu and get almost daily updates and every six months a complete new up to date version with all the updates incorporated into it. Even the LTS (Long Term Support) versions are re-released to include all fixes and improvements to date every few months.

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