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Re: RFC: allow new upstream into stable when it's the only way to fix security issues.

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 11:37:11 +0200, md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) wrote:
>On Aug 01, "W. Borgert" <debacle@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 10:07:10PM +0000, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
>> > But how do you push the users to remove the package from their
>> > systems?  In reality they will keep the broken version installed and
>> > so you have (1) again :-(
>> Empty package with a higher version number?
>And exactly, how this would help our users?

It will keep them from using a vulnerable version of the software, and
will probably encourage them to get a fixed version from outside
Debian proper (e.g. volatile).


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