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Re: Supporting unbound in stretch by upgrading to 1.9


On Tue, 19 Jan 2021, Robert Edmonds wrote:
> There is an unfixed issue in Unbound 1.9.0 (#962459 / #973052) that
> affects some users (I have not been able to reproduce it). Upstream has
> invested some time in helping the Debian maintainers track down
> potential combinations of commits from later releases that may be
> related to the issue, but we were not able to produce a working,
> targeted fix. I would prefer that 1.9.0 not be exposed to more Debian
> users, especially a combination of stretch's libevent and buster's
> unbound that AFAIK has not been tested before.

Really what this means is that we need to fix unbound in buster before we
can resurrect support in stretch.

I have read the history of the two bugs and at this point I would suggest
to create a package of the latest 1.9.x and ask the tester in #962459
if that versions fixes the issue, since we have not managed to cherry-pick
a working set of commits.

Then depending on the result, work with the release team to release
that version in buster (or possibly 1.10 if really the last 1.9.x doesn't
work reliably either).

Concerning testing of unbound 1.9.x with the libevent 2.0 in stretch,
well, we have LTS users of unbound so we can ask them to test the updated

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