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Re: [SRM] Uploading new upstream stable version to Squeeze?


On Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 12:23:51PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> For a few upstream releases now, some people are maintaining a stable 
> branch for some versions of the glibc [1], which is followed by eglibc
> [2]. This is the case for the 2.11 version we are using in Squeeze, it
> is not sure yet which next version will have a long term support. The 
> branch only consists of patches cherry-picked from HEAD after a few 
> weeks. Some of the patches in this branch fix already reported bugs [3],
> but some of them [4] are likely to be reported later during Squeeze
> lifetime.
> I am therefore thinking about uploading the next upstream stable version
> (2.11.4 is currently in test period, it will be released in the next
> days), similarly to what is currently done for the kernel. What's your
> opinion on that, is it something that you would allow?

[3] and [4] look fine, I'd like to see the whole diff against Squeeze, though.
Is it reviewable?  (Added test cases also seem like a great idea, FWIW.)

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern
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