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Re: Backporting ikiwiki

On Sun, 10 Jan 2016, Sean Whitton wrote:

> Dear Simon,
> Thanks for getting back to me on this.
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 01:34:59PM +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > The .deb of ikiwiki in testing/unstable is installable on stable, and I
> > intend to keep that true (it doesn't contain any compiled code, so there
> > are no ABI issues). My own "production" ikiwiki installation uses
> > ikiwiki from unstable on an otherwise stable/backports system, and I
> > test new ikiwiki versions that way before uploading them to unstable.
> > 
> > My understanding had been that the backports ftp-masters prefer not to
> > have rebuilt software included in backports if the .deb in testing could
> > just have been installed on stable without recompilation, which is true
> > here.
> Okay.  If that's the policy then a backport would indeed be
> inappropriate.
Thats a guideline, not a strict policy. If the package is interesting enough,
we will happily accept it in backports. I would say ikiwiki is one of them. 

Alex - Backports ftpmaster

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