Re: Why back-porting patches to stable instead of releasing a new package.
in particular "188.8.131.52 Preparing packages to address security issues"
will answer your question
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 06:36:06PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > I've some questions for you, first.
> > > Would you mind, please, to explain to me why back-porting a patch for a
> > > buggy package in stable would be better than releasing a new package for the
> > > stable distribution?
> > Do you mind taking this discussion to a public mailing list so that I don't
> > have to explain over and over?
> The kind of patch we were talking about was for a security fix. I was asking
> this question to Matt because the new package i'd like to release for stable
> also fixes many other bugs.
> I'm sorry if some of you might think this question to be dumb or stupid, but
> it's not obvious to me.
> Please, please, please: no reference/flame about releasing new stable
> distribution more often. That would not be the point.
> P.S.: Matt, if you felt this question to be common, it might be worthy to add
> some/your explanations to the developers-reference too.
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