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Re: jessie-backport of WordPress for DSA 3997-1?

Hi Rodrigo,

On 20/10/17 18:30, Rodrigo Campos wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 06:13:29PM +0100, James Clarke wrote:
>> On 20 Oct 2017, at 18:06, Rodrigo Campos <rodrigo@sdfg.com.ar> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 04:55:04PM +0100, Jim Leek wrote:
>>>> Hi Rodrigo,
>>>> is 4.8.2+dfsg-2 the correct version for the jessie-backport?
>>> Sorry, not sure what you mean.
>>> 4.8.2+dfsg-2 is the latest version in unstable and testing now, right? That is
>>> what I say I can backport to jessie.
>> No. Packages in jessie-backports, aka *old*stable, must come from stretch, aka
>> *stable*, which is currently on 4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u1 and contains the security
>> fixes you're after. That is the version that should be backported.
> Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks!
> Also, while we are there, I don't have an old-stable server anymore so I'm still
> doing the backport for jessie, but not really test it, etc. Is there any policy
> with backports once the distribution becomes oldstable?

My team (of which Jim is a member) still runs a jessie server with a
backported version of Wordpress (hence our interest!), and we'd be happy
to do basic testing of the package before it got uploaded to the archive.

Best wishes,


Michael Howe
Unix Platform Services Team Leader
IT Services, University of Oxford

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