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Re: backport of dpkg (>= 1.17.2) and apt (>= for build profiles


On Sun, Jul 06, 2014 at 11:16:17PM +0200, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> Please reconsider adding packages with the attached three minimal patches for
> dpkg, apt and python-apt to backports. In contrast to a full backport these
> patches add the ability to parse the new build profile syntax with minimal
> impact.  In particular no code for using build profiles is added. We already
> tried to update the build infrastructure via other means (stable update, custom
> repositories, local installation), but were faced with resistance from the
> relevant teams (SRM, DSA, FTP). Each of them has good reasons. We believe that
> backports is a good way to enable the build profile syntax on Debian build
> infrastructure.

so I think this would rather be a question for stable, than for backports?

As I understand it, if this backport is in, and packages in the archive can
hence be modified to incorporate the new syntax, stable tooling will no longer
work with them?

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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