Re: Why are backports of Squeeze packages in etch-backports?
* Chris Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-03-06 16:51:24 CET]:
> On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 02:28:38PM +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > Having backports of Squeeze packages in etch-backports doesn't really
> > make a dist-upgrade from Etch to Lenny easier.
> I noticed the following in the Lenny Release Notes:
> 18.104.22.168. Using backports.org packages
> backports.org is a semi-official repository provided by Debian GNU/Linux
> developers, which provides newer packages for the stable release, based
> on a rebuild from the packages from the “testing” archive.
> The backports.org repository mainly contains packages from “testing”,
> with reduced version numbers so that the upgrade path from etch
> backports to lenny still works.
> That may have been true at the time of release, but now that squeeze
> packages are going into bpo, it should probably be amended.
Why? squeeze is testing, this is still true. And this is the thing this
thread is about.
So long. :)