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Re: Longer maintainance for (former) stable releases of Debian (Re: Dreamhost dumps Debian)

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:41:58AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> The challenge was: who is willing to do the work.  Your answer is: me,
> but only everyone else helps.
> That doesn't answer the challenge at all.


> It's hard enough to get maintainers to fix bugs in current stable
> (backporting can be difficult, and some just don't care), let alone
> another 3 years of LTS.

Which brings up the interesting question how it works for stable now. How often
do bigs get fixed by the security team and how often by maintainers themselves?
How much work is this for the security team? Yes, I know, the older the
software gets, the more difficult it is to backport patches, if at all


Michael Meskes
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