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Bug#691651: enabling wheezy-backports by default (Re: Backports integrated into the main archive

On 04/06/2013 06:26 PM, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
> Control: tags -1 +patch
> Thomas Goirand:
>> While activating backports by default can be discussed forever, I'm
>> quite sure that adding an option in our installer so that having
>> backports activated is just one click away would be a nice option to
>> have, always. Has this been considered?
> The attached patch adds backports support to apt-setup. I've done a
> successful installation using the resulting udebs.
> It could be improved in two ways:
>  * Add support for previous release: the installer has usually
>    been able to install oldstable nicely. The generator could
>    exit or setup backports.debian.org if squeeze is installed.
>  * Reduce code duplication: 93backports is almost a duplicate
>    of 92updates. Both should probably be merged in a single
>    generator.
> I only took a shot at this because I got tired of the discussion on
> debian-backports@. I'm leaving anyone more interested to catch the ball.
> :)



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