Re: Security update for ‘burn’ package
"Adam D. Barratt" <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 15:57 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Question: Is it correct to put changes in a stable update that
> > effectively make a dead-end branch in the history?
> Does the version of the package in unstable suffer from the same
> security issues? If so then the only changes that will be "missing"
> from the history of the package will be the changelog.
> If that's what you meant
> then any stable update is a new branch of the package history as the
> update package will never (well, excepting the case where the stable
> update has a higher version than the package in testing) become part
> of the next stable release.
Good, thanks for explaining that.
> > Question: Do I also need to separately seek a sponsor for this
> > package to be uploaded to Debian?
> For stable, or for unstable?
The questions was specifically about the updated package for ‘stable’.
> In either case, the answer is yes - uploads to any Debian archive must
> be signed by a key in the Debian keyring.
Okay. So I should seek a sponsor in the ‘debian-mentors’ forum for the
update into ‘stable’? Or should that be done here on the
> One quick query about the debdiff; apologies if I'm missing something,
> but this hunk looks like a functionality change, rather than a strict
> +- if path_excluded:
> +- iso.mkisofs_line_append(path_excluded + ' ')
> ++ for path_excluded in paths_excluded:
> ++ iso.mkisofs_args.extend(["-x", path_excluded])
Thanks for asking. This change is necessary to go from invoking a shell
with a single command-line string, to invoking a list of command-line
arguments to be executed directly.
This particular hunk follows from others that change from “accumulate a
single string of ‘-x foo ’ substrings”, to “accumulate each ‘foo’ and
then apply pairs of ‘["-x", "foo"]’ arguments”. In other words, the loop
now accumulates only the filename arguments, and not the ‘-x’ option to
go with each:
> +- path_excluded = path_excluded + '-x ' + '\'' + join(root,d) + '\'' + ' '
> ++ paths_excluded.append(join(root, d))
This is a backport of the same approach from the version in ‘unstable’.
Thanks again for checking the debdiff. Please let me know if I should be
seeking a sponsor for the upload into ‘stable’ here or on -mentors.
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