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




 ❦ 20 février 2018 09:05 +0200, Arto Jantunen <viiru@xxxxxxxxxx> :

>> Moreover, backports do not accept security patches. You can only push a
>> version in testing (or unstable). Notably, if the version in testing is
>> not easily backportable (because of new dependencies), you may wait
>> quite some time before you get a security update.
>
> Also not true. You can request an exception to this for your security
> update, but you do need to communicate about this with the backports
> team before uploading.

Also? What was not true? The Debian Backports FAQ?

The exception you mention is not documented. It is also likely to just be
rejected:
 
 http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-roundcube-maintainers/2017-November/002070.html

And the backport team has been pretty clear this is not the right way to
maintain backports:

 https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2017/05/msg00059.html
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