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Re: What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:16:56PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 08:40:12PM +0100, Michael Meskes wrote:
> >...
> > > An example what "no security support" means in practice:
> > 
> > I don't think anyone suggest "no security", but something like
> > "security by upstream releases".
> How can you guarantee that to our users for buster until mid-2022?
> This only works when upstream provides an LTS branch covering the
> lifetime of the Debian release.
> Debian already does "security by upstream releases" for Firefox,
> and this clearly shows why this is problematic:

Also PostgreSQL, formerly MySQL, OpenJDK, etc. Some go smoothly (I think
PostgreSQL upstream is very good here), and some do not.



Roberto C. Sánchez