[Build-common-hackers] Bug#695367: Bug#695367: Bug#695367: [cdbs] Please, backport the fix to wheezy.

Petr Gajdůšek gajdusek.petr at centrum.cz
Tue Jun 25 13:23:51 UTC 2013

Po 17. červen 2013, 11:20:13 CEST
Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> napsal:

> There are the general concept of backporting, and there is the
> specific project http://backports.debian.org/ .
> In my previous response I was talking about backporting in general.
> I am not sure which you are talking about - seems it is a mix
> (because backports.d.o only allows contributions from Debian members).


actually, I have talked about backports.d.o. I think, according to
documentation on http://backports.debian.org/Contribute/, non DDs may
prepare backports too. 

My concerns are:

0) I still think the fix should go to proposed-updates, rather than 
backporting whole stuff, at least for support from security team and
then packages on wheezy built without relro seem weird to me, even
only locally built ones, as it is (was) release goal for wheezy.

Ad backports.d.o:
1) You are the maintainer and maybe you want make the backport yourself?
2) I am not regular CDBS user and I do not know nothing about its
internals. Though the backporting is really straightforward.
3) I see my life as rather unstable and not sure if I will be able to
backport new versions with important (e.g. security) fixes for the
whole life of wheezy (as stable and oldstable). 

Therefore I think the unintrusive fix would be better in p-u to avoid
the burden of a backport.

Regardless, I have uploaded a backport to
https://mentors.debian.net/package/cdbs, if you still think the
backport would be better then p-u and don't have objections, I can
post it to debian-backports at lists.debian.org.


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