Backports for packages that do not need recompile?
I remember reading some time ago in the backporting rules that for
packages which debs from unstable can be installed as is in stable,
they should not be included in that <stable>-backports suite. However,
I cannot find any ressource about this anymore, either on the Debian
wiki or in the backports rules.
The question arises for packages running on runtime environments (e.g.
Java, Python, PHP, etc.) with dependencies available in stable.
>From what I understand, those options are available for those packages:
1) Do nothing and instruct users to install those from unstable using
2) Upload a new version to <stable-backports> changing only the upload
suite (waste of archive space?)
3) Include unstable version without any change to <stable-backports>
(upload the exact same build, this is what I do on my personal
Which one is policy?