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Re: Using the same nss in all suites


On Thu, 05 Nov 2015, Guido Günther wrote:
> I haven't found an explicit statement about ABI stability on the nss
> site but RedHat and others seem to be doing fine with always using the
> latest version in all suites and I wonder if we should do the same. This
> would probably include updating the nspr dependency from time to time
> too.
> I wonder what's the maintainers and security teams stance on this?
> Should we do this? Should we start with this during Jessie? If so I
> would be happy to prepare packages for the different distributions and
> do some testing.

I think it makes sense, in particular since we are already backporting
iceweasel/icedove. And the Icedove maintainer just explained me that the
backports use again the bundled nspr because they need a newer version
compared to what we have in our stable releases.

So that would also allow us to avoid using embedded libraries that we
have to track separately afterwards...

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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