Re: Assistance Requested: History and Patching
Clarke, Daniel (US - Arlington) dijo [Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 07:23:23PM +0000]:
> Good Afternoon,
> My name is Dan and I have been given the following task by my
> client: What is the history of Debian, and, specifically, whether
> there is a central authority that publishes patches and what is
> their credibility?
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
> I greatly appreciate your time and assistance with this effort.
I will add to the information already replied by Martin: We had at
some point a patch tracker in Debian (was called
patch-tracker.debian.org), but it sadly was decomissioned some time
There are, however, many ways to find the relevant patchs for packages
you might need. You can:
- If you know which project/package you are interested in, the package
tracker¹ can give you detailed status information on it. On the
right side, click on "browse source code". Many (note that not all)
packages have all of their patches to the upstream project in the
- If you want to compare the packaging between Debian and its
derivatives, you can look at the Debian derivatives patches.²
- Not Debian-specific, but you can be interested in the per-vendor
patch-finding information³ page by oss-security.
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