Re: backporting GPLv3 packages
On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Robert Millan wrote:
> Oh, there's another problem I didn't spot. When 4.0.1 is changed to
> 4.0.1~bpo.1, it stops matching >= 4.0.1 dependencies. Should we
> make an exception for base-files, or fix all packages that depend on
> it when backporting instead?
I think it would be perfectly ok to call it 4.0.1.bpo.1 or something similar.
I don't see the need to update the base-files package in stable, as
security updates are not expected to suddenly change their licenses.