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Re: developer's guide to security updates

On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 12:39:00AM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > There is a potential conflict here - you may have to upload a new
> > version to unstable so that the -security version number is acceptable,
> > but you may not be allowed to upload it to unstable due to secrecy
> > requirements.
> That is a known issue and a result of the current dak setup. I've been
> told that if this becomes a problem it can be changed, but considering
> how fast unstable moves I don't expect this problem will surface in
> practice.

Actually, I would expect this to happen quite often in practice. 
There's several packages whose last two revisions have both been
security updates, some time apart - ncurses5.0 was that way for

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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