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Re: Auto-update for sid? Auto-backport?

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 04:41:18PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:10:59AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > 
> > Distribution packages generated by upstream are usually horrible unless
> > upstream is deeply involved in that distribution community.  From the
> > perspective of an experienced packager for that distribution, they are
> > usually way behind best practices, don't use common facilities, install
> > into weird locations, and otherwise look like something that someone just
> > beat on with a hammer until it vaguely installed and sort of worked.
> I think Steffen's point was that all the hideousness you are talking
> about was solved in version a.b.c of the software and if version
> a.b.(c+1) builds and passes our test suite it will most probably not
> have changed.

I think this is a safe assumption provided that upstream has committed to using

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