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






On Tue, 20 Feb. 2018, 09:44 Vincent Bernat, <bernat@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 ❦ 19 février 2018 22:33 GMT, Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> :

>> a bit like backports that are not security supported
>> either.
>
> this is now the 2nd mail within 24h were you claim this *wrongly*.
>
> backports are (supposed to be) getting security support. if you dont do
> this for your backports, you shouldnt have upload rights.

>From https://backports.debian.org/FAQ/:

Q: Is there security support for packages from backports.debian.org?

A: Unfortunately not. This is done on a best effort basis by the people
who track the package

This looks like a language confusion. There is no security *team* support but there is security *package updates* by the individual maintainers.

The individual contribution sounds optional here in the FAQ but from my experience with backports it's strongly encouraged.

 - Craig
 
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