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Re: vlc backport for fearless people

On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 11:35:49AM +0100, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Marchand Vincent wrote:
> > Daniel,
> > I think your instructions and comments could benefit to other people as
> > well, those who are not knowledgable in this packaging issues, but would
> > like to learn.
> Speaking of how to make backports, there are two kind of people: those
> who already know how to package, and those who don't.
> Those who already do, only need to carefully follow the rules of
> backporting:
>   1. Backport packages only from testing, not unstable
>      (except when updating already existing backports,
>       backports from unstable are accepted for security fixes).
>   2. Use 'sarge-backports' as distribution, not stable or unstable.
>   3. Reduce the revision by one and append bpo${build_int}.
>   4. Backport no Build-Depends if not absolutely needed.
>   5. Always build against plain sarge (and include other
>      backports only if absolutely needed).
That should be quoted on the website. With a highlight on point 2. ;)

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