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Re: Please unblock sympa/5.2.3-1

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 08:46:11AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Summary: in #354355, it has been reported that the current version in etch
> is the same than in sarge and it's so severly outdated that upstream can
> no longer support it security wise and that upstream developers would
> prefer having no sympa package at all instead of having this outdated
> version.

> After several rounds in experimental, the maintainer managed to get a
> working package of sympa 5.2.3 with the help of Jean-Charles Delepine.

> Please unblock sympa/5.2.3-1 (which is otherwise ready to go in) to solve
> this bug in etch.

Done; an update of this magnitude wouldn't normally qualify for a freeze
exception, but having followed the bug discussions, it looks like the only
other option at this point would be to drop the package from etch -- an
option that is still open to us anyway if the new sympa doesn't work out.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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