Re: support for older distributions
i have libssl & openssh 2.5.2p2 for potato at
On Mon, 7 May 2001, Russell Coker wrote:
> Currently there are two usable repositories of Potato packages. There's a
> repository of kernel-related packages to run 2.4.x kernels on Potato, and
> there's a repository of LDAP related packages and other things that Wichert
> is maintaining.
> Both of these are good work, but even combined they don't provide what I
> consider to be adequate support for Potato.
> I would like a version of Potato that is not entirely frozen. It should have
> updates not only for security reasons but also for addition of new programs,
> and for adding new programs which add significant functionality and don't
> break things (such as Wichert's LDAP packages).
> To manage this fully through the Debian system we will need support in the
> BTS for reporting bugs to different people depending on the package version.
> Is this possible?
> Also we need space to maintain the packages (they shouldn't be THAT big).
> The aim should be that the maintainer of the woody version should not need to
> be involved in the backports (unless they want to be involved).
> I am willing to be involved in back-porting packages (there's many things
> that I back-port for my own use and should share).
> Also we have to consider the long-term view of this. I would like to see
> back-ports to woody being done in a year's time...