[php-maint] Backport requirements exception for some packages (php5)
micha at debian.org
Mon Dec 16 20:19:03 UTC 2013
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Am 16.12.2013 15:10, schrieb Ondřej Surý:
> This seems to be said with really authoritative tone. Could we at
> least discuss this in the wider audience, so it doesn't feel like
> the single developer against the Debian backports overlords?
Then, please, be more patient and slow down the discussion. The
mailing list debian-backports at l.d.o is usually low volume. So I guess
several readers that could contribute to the discussion don't read
their mails more often than e.g. once a day.
Besides that I tend to agree with Alexander Wirt. The policy behind
Debian backports has been like it is for very good *reasons*. Just
because several users out there appreciate Debian (as e.g. provided in
the stable releases) does not mean they understand how Debian works.
And just because some users out there want a bleeding edge version
(i.e. the latest point release of PHP 5.4.x) does not mean they want
us to change how Debian works.
By requesting an exception from the backport requirements, you're
essentially challenging them. This is not a bad thing in itself, but
doing so with the argument "the users need the backport" does not
exactly emphasize that you familiarized yourself with the Debian
If you really want to provide PHP 5.4.x in wheezy-backports, then you
should have uploaded PHP 5.5.x to experimental in the first place, not
unstable/testing. This way you would have PHP 5.4.x ready in
unstable/testing, and the packages backported from testing could get
accepted in wheezy-backports by the well-known rules.
Just my 2¢...
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