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Re: Is there time to get an updated audit package into wheezy?

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 03:41:22AM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Hello Andrew.
> Andrew Pollock <apollock@debian.org> (19/06/2012):
> > I'm wondering if there's still time to update it (properly) before wheezy
> > freezes? It looks like it would involve a small library transition.
> > 
> > Assuming I get the maintainer's blessing to make such an upload, what say
> > the release managers?
> This is horribly late. And knowing about the details would be a must at
> this point anyway (… but well, yes, we remember the libaudit fiasco).

What details would you like to know?
> > I believe this has been tried once before by an NMUer, and went horribly
> > wrong. If I understand correctly, this is because they didn't take the
> > library transition into consideration. I won't make that mistake :-)
> As {a,the} maintainer of the X server, I wouldn't enjoy having to deal
> with possible audit-related breakages when trying to polish the X server
> and the X drivers for wheezy.

Would you expect breakage though? If the transition is handled correctly, I
wouldn't have thought this would be a huge deal (but then, this would be a
new experience for me).
> All in all, I think “far too late” is likely to be everyone's answer.
> See last paragraph of:
>   https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/05/msg00004.html
> And it's been repeatedly announced we would likely freeze in June…

I completely understand. I just thought I'd ask the question. So would
introducing this into unstable have to wait until after the freeze, or after
the release of wheezy?



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