Re: Closing of buster-backports?
> > Now that buster is LTS and no longer officially supported, should the
> > -backports pocket be closed? AFAIK, buster just receives the security
> > uploads by the -security pocket and shouldn't have -backports open
> > anymore. I hope I am not mistaken or missing anything?
> > FTR, packages are still entering the -backports pocket and this
> > probably needs to stop(!?)
> Why should it stop? If people are willing to do the work to backport a
> package, why should it be blocked? The understanding is that the release as
> a whole will not be supported, but voluntary updates will continue.
we (backports ftpmasters) asked that question some time ago. Consensus was that the backports
maintainers doesn't want to support oldstable backports over its lts lifetime.
For that reason we will close oldstable-backports soon.