[Letsencrypt-devel] Certbot in Debian Stretch

Peter Eckersley pde at eff.org
Mon Nov 28 19:04:08 UTC 2016

On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 02:45:26PM +0100, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> Peter, there's one more question embedded within what you have already
> asked:
> - would new versions of python-certbot and python-acme require new python
> libraries? If yes (or maybe), then the answer would be: go with
> stretch-backports.  But if you can use whatever will be in next Debian
> stable, it might be feasible to negotiate with Debian release team to push
> the new upstream releases via s-p-u. (However I am not speaking for or on
> behalf of the release team.)

We believe that we can avoid having new versions of python-certbot and
python-acme depend on new version of Python libraries. In general, we've been
trying to relax our dependencies upstream, rather than adding new ones.

Over the course of five years it's possible that we'll add new features that
do use new libraries or versions of libraries, but I think we can ensure
that the features are optional and the depenencies are not strict (ie,
they're only Recommends: or Suggests: in Debian packaging terms)

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