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Re: Why back-porting patches to stable instead of releasing a new package.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 07:09:01AM -0500, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 01:19:25PM +0200, Sander Smeenk wrote:
> > The same happened with one of my packages: snort. There was a /really/
> > old release in stable, because new uploads didn't make it in time. There
> > were a couple of reasons why it would be good to have a new upstream
> > version of the snort package installed in stable. But the Debian Policy
> > forbids it.
> This is another example, that i like: who would ever use an old IDS?

And another one: Who would ever use a SpamAssassin tool which cannot catch any
of the spam out there nowadays? 2.20-1woody is so old and timely obsolete that
I am on my way to backport 2.55 to woody and maintain it as soon as I have
some time from my new responsibilities.


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