Re: [Git][security-tracker-team/security-tracker][master] Add radare2 to dla-needed.txt with comments.
On Thu, 29 Aug 2019, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> The upstream link makes it sound as if they are one of those upstreams
> which reject the idea of distributions shipping an older release to
> a stable distro. For a tool like radare2 that seems fair enough, so
> how about simply excluding it from stable releases (and retroactively
> drop it from Buster/Stretch in the forthcoming point releases)?
While I have no problem in getting it out of stable release, it is
important that we are able to provide backports so the package must
stay in Debian testing.
Also radare2 is a package that we care about in Kali and we are based
on Debian testing so we would prefer if it could continue to be there.
In general, we (Debian) don't have a good answer to this problem and
virtualbox is clearly a bad precedent. We really need to find a solution
to this in concertation with the release managers.
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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