Bug#518677: Should add a note about squeeze packages in etch-backports?
As discussed on backports-users, the paragraph about backports.org is
now a bit confusing. Now that lenny has been released, there are some
packages from squeeze going into etch-backports. However, the lenny release
188.8.131.52. Using backports.org packages
backports.org is a semi-official repository provided by Debian GNU/Linux
developers, which provides newer packages for the stable release, based
on a rebuild from the packages from the “testing” archive.
The backports.org repository mainly contains packages from “testing”,
with reduced version numbers so that the upgrade path from etch
backports to lenny still works.
This last paragraph suggests that the packages in etch-backports all have
lower versions than their respective packages in lenny so that any updates
to the lenny package will be installed over the old package from
etch-backports. Since this is no longer the case, I think there needs to be
a note added here to inform users they may have packages installed from
etch-backports which are versions from squeeze.
Chris Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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