Re: "Automatic" backports
On 29/09/11 at 09:17 -0400, micah anderson wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:35:20 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On 29/09/11 at 09:45 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm one of those people believing that packages that do grant a backport
> > > shouldn't require modification to do so. As such, all the packages I
> > > backport have no modifications in their source compared to the version
> > > in testing/unstable, besides the obvious debian/changelog change.
> > >
> > > This means such packages could just automatically flow into backports. I
> > > must say it would make my life easier if it were the case ; I happen
> > > to regularly forget to push security updates to lenny-backports.
> > >
> > > What do the backports people think about that?
> > I like the idea a lot. There are many packages that would just work when
> > automatically backported, but we don't have the manpower to backport
> > them all.
> > Maybe this could be started as an unofficial service (on debian.net)?
> Automated backporting was discussed in some detail at Debconf in
Do you have a more precise pointer to that discussion? Google wasn't
helpful, but maybe I'm just using the wrong keywords.