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Re: "Backports" of Arch: all packages welcome?

Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org> wrote:

> Re: Norbert Tretkowski in <[🔎] 20060221103526.GC29650@rollcage.inittab.de>
>> > The real question is whether such arch: all packages should be
>> > included in bpo at all.
>> Why not?
>> It's easier for users to install a package from backports.org than
>> getting it from testing/unstable and install it manually.
> Having the package in bpo is also a nice way to state "the maintainer
> is confident that running the package on sarge is safe".

If you mean "the dependencies are really satisfied on sarge, it's not
that I just didn't bother to tigthen them to etch versions or newer",
than you are right.  But if you mean "suitable for release", I wouldn't
count on that.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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