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Re: Unblocking package tar

On Thu, Oct  7, 2010 at 15:28:26 +0200, Laurent Bonnaud wrote:

> Dear release managers,
> the tar package in squeeze currently suffers from a very annoying bug
> that prevents using tar to create backups on another machine, see:
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=587702
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=597672
> This bug has been fixed in the latest version of tar that is currently
> in sid:
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/t/tar/current/changelog
> and that has been uploaded with priority "medium" for this reason.
> According to http://packages.qa.debian.org/t/tar.html only the freeze
> prevents tar from being updated in squeeze.  So could you please grant a
> freeze exception for this package ?
Unblocked, thanks.

It would be nice, in cases like this, if the package maintainer would
tell us.  We're probably going to notice release critical bug fixes, but
for all other changes that need to go into squeeze we need to be


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