Bug#706529: marked as done (release-notes: stale whats-new section for stable-updates)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #706529,
regarding release-notes: stale whats-new section for stable-updates
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- Subject: release-notes: stale whats-new section for stable-updates
- From: Justin B Rye <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 11:19:50 +0100
- Message-id: <20130501101950.GA27382@xibalba.demon.co.uk>
(I'm handling this separately from my copy-editing sweep since it's a
The whats-new.dbk section id="stable-updates" announces a change to
the Debian repositories that was new in Squeeze (retiring Lenny's
"volatile" section). This is not the sort of information that belongs
in a chapter about "What's new in Debian GNU/Linux 7.0".
(Removing it would also close #622190.)
Note that the following paragraph is a new one about the reorganised
stable-backports; if we really need to remind people of the existence
of stable-updates, a mention could be integrated into that news item.
But I recommend just dropping it.
This workflow of basing our new-in-Wheezy catalogue on the old
stale-since-Squeeze catalogue always strikes me as crazy. Wouldn't it
speed things up if the very first thing we did for a new set of
release-notes was mark all the pre-existing content of this chapter
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
--- whats-new.dbk (revision 9841)
+++ whats-new.dbk (working copy)
@@ -494,41 +494,6 @@
- <title>The stable-updates section</title>
- Some packages from <literal>proposed-updates</literal> may also be made
- available via the <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal> mechanism.
- This path will be used for updates which many users may wish to install
- on their systems before the next point release is made, such as updates
- to virus scanners and timezone data. All packages from
- <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal> will be included in point
- Note that this replaces the functionality previously provided by the
- <ulink url="http://volatile.debian.org/">volatile.debian.org archive</ulink>.
- In order to use packages from <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal>,
- you can add an entry to your <filename>sources.list</filename>:
- <programlisting>deb &url-debian-mirror-eg;/debian &releasename;-updates main contrib
-deb-src &url-debian-mirror-eg;/debian &releasename;-updates main contrib</programlisting>
- The next time you run <command>apt-get update</command>, the
- system will become aware of the packages in the
- <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal> section and will consider them
- when looking for packages to upgrade.
- When a new package is made available via <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal>,
- this will be announced on the <ulink
- url="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/">debian-stable-announce</ulink> mailing list.
<title>The stable-backports section</title>
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- From: Niels Thykier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:13:04 +0100
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On Wed, 1 May 2013 15:33:06 +0200 Julien Cristau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 12:23:46 +0100, Justin B Rye wrote:
> > Still, we could guard against that by reversing the order of the
> > sections... I attach a revised, reordered patch that just takes out
> > the line specifically mentioning "volatile".
Closing due to ^
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