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Re: fixing a bug in stable or backporting from testing?

On 8/13/20 2:08 PM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 13:25:27 +0300, Michael Tokarev wrote:
>> somehow fix this issue on buster without a backport
> I believe this would have to consist of talking to the release team and
> the package's maintainers about updating device-tree-compiler in the next
> buster point release, via stable-proposed-updates.
> If it's a targeted fix for a specific bug with no regression risk,
> the release team will probably say yes.
>> But the thing is that I don't see an
>> interest of fixing this issue on buster from the
>> package maintainers
> Would they be willing to have you, or someone else who isn't them, upload
> a fixed version?
>> and that way we'll have to wait for the next point release anyway
> This is unavoidable, unless either the version in bullseye is backported,
> or the backports team is willing to relax its usual policy for this
> particular case.
>> An alternative will be to make a "fixed backport"
>> of device-tree-compiler, - take the version from
>> buster, fix this bug, and call it bpo10-1.
> My understanding is that this is not allowed by the backports team's
> policy.
>     smcv

I agree with Simon here, that you should try to fix Stable. Backports
isn't a place to fix bugs in stable.

However, I'd love to have the latest version of Qemu in Backports...


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