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Re: Backporting Nagios2?


On Sat, 2006-02-18 at 23:43, Sven Velt wrote:
> Hio Joerg!
> Am 2006-02-18, tippselte Joerg Jaspert:
> > On 10569 March 1977, Sven Velt wrote:
> > 
> > >> Its not even one month in unstable, definitely not good to backport
> > >> right now.
> > > That's right, but there are some new and nice features... :-)
> > 
> > Maybe. But thats still no good reason to hurry with a backport.
> > If one is so version-addicted one should run unstable. Thats not what
> > stable and backports is for.
> I'll see your point but I think that's a little bit more complex than
> "run unstable then" here. There are a lot of new interessting features
> in Nagios 2.0 and I want to use them with a stable server.

That is a very good example for my point of view to split
the debian SW by base and (end user) applications.

> Everyone who's using Nagios 2 at the moment (build manually from source
> and espc. package version) *should* know that there might be problems.
> It's (nearly) the same for other packages on backports.org, for
> example all the KDE packages. YMMV ;-)

Applications like this, which use a stable base system should be updated
more often to benefit not only from security fixes, but also at least
from bug fixes and perhaps new features.

AFAIK, currently 'volatile' is for security fixes only.  Other aspects
were rejected by the developers.  But until now I did not had the time
to search for this thread on debian.devel.

Kind Regards,

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