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Re: Debian should not modify the kernels!

On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 11:06:00PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> Nowhere else does Debian have feature backports,

That's not true.  Feature backports are occasionally incidental in, e.g,
XFree86 package updates when snatching a newer version of a driver for
its bugfixes, and the code has changed too much to make backporting the
bugfixes by themselves tedious.

> the entire security update system is
> structured around the belief that this is *a bad thing*, and you are
> just being a incredibly difficult and non-cooperative about it.

There's a difference between security updates, proposed updates for
released versions of the Debian OS, and updates to unstable.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |      working on the Fourth Amendment
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