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Re: Virtualbox backport for Stretch?

On 5/16/19 4:31 PM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
On Thu, 16 May 2019, Harald Dunkel wrote:

wonder if it would be possible to provide a backport of Virtualbox
6.0.8 to Stretch?

This is trivial to answer: virtualbox is not in buster, so it cannot
be in stretch-backports. (That it currently is is a bug.)

Sorry, didn't know. I just saw the new version on the repository

AFAIU #794466 seems to be a political issue. Debian wants to provide
just minimal patches to fix security and stability issues (good thing),
and Oracle wants to support just the most recent versions, introducing
new features in parallel to fixes.

How good are chances that this ever gets resolved?


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