Re: Any ideas on possibility of wheezy-lts?
On 30/03/2015, Moritz Muehlenhoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Squeeze LTS misses a security-supported browser
A number of web browsers that are present in Debian 6, are completely
These include, but, are not limited to, Arora, Rekonq, etc.
Each of those has its particular advantages, as a web browser, but,
they are abandoned, by the people who developed or previously
This applies to other types of packages, in addition to these.
One significant such package, is firestarter - from
You have searched for packages that names contain firestarter in all
suites, all sections, and all architectures. Found 1 matching
squeeze (oldstable) (admin): gtk program for managing and observing
1.0.3-8: amd64 armel i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 mips
mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
wheezy (stable) (admin): GTK program for managing and observing your firewall
1.0.3-11: amd64 armel armhf i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc
sid (unstable) (admin): GTK program for managing and observing your firewall
1.0.3-11 [debports]: m68k
Now, given the nature of the objective of the Debian LTS project (as
opposed to the Ubuntu LTS system, which, I believe (but, I stand to be
corrected), supposedly fully maintains all packages, for the LTS
lifecycle), which, I believe, is intended to provide updates to
address potential security issues in some (as has been raised
previously, excluding packages that are regarded as frivolous)
packages, I think that, perhaps, packages like web browsers and
firestarter, would "come under the umbrella" of the Debian LTS
In the absence of this, I believe that some people are still running
firestarter, on Debian 5, being the last version of Debian, on which
firestarter was apparently supported.
I note that firestarter is, from the above, included in Debian 7, even
though it has not been supported since some time during the (non-LTS)
lifecycle of Debian 5.
That, I believe, is a security issue in itself.
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