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Re: virtualbox backports

On April 18, 2018 9:25:26 AM UTC, Gianfranco Costamagna <locutusofborg@debian.org> wrote:
>Hello Scott!
>>Because the maintainer address is currently bouncing (See #895970 and
>>I noticed that virtualbox and virtualbox-ext-pack were just uploaded
>>backports within a few hours of being uploaded to unstable.
>>Of course, you can't email the maintainer, but I thought the backports
>>might want to be aware.
>ehm, I uploaded them in deferred queue, not to backports :)
>that would have been a clear violation of the policy!
>(I upload to deferred when I have a good connection available, so I
>don't have to dput them
>when my connection lacks of the correct bandwidth)

I guess that's slightly better, but you don't actually know when the package will migrate to testing.  It might even be that, as in this case, the package is rc buggy and will never make it.

Scott K

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