Re: a policy question about stable
Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> I know testing(sarge) has delayed updates than stable/sid. My
> question is when sarge gets into stable and such problems occur,
> how do things get accomplished ?
> Does packages like gaim and others remain unusable or their
> versions are increased or they are patched ?
Quoted from a message on the Debian Devel Announce List:
"The regulations for stable are quite conservative. The requirements
for packages to get into stable are:
1. The package fixes a security problem. An advisory by our own
Security Team is required. Updates need to be approved by the
2. The package fixes a critical bug which can lead into data loss,
data corruption, or an overly broken system, or the package is
broken or not usable (anymore).
3. The stable version of the package is not installable at all due to
broken or unmet dependencies or broken installation scripts.
4. All released architectures have to be in sync.
5. If it is a kernel package, I can detect a similar amount of
packages to remove, preferably older versions of the new packages.
It is (or (and (or 1 2 3) 4) 5)"