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Bug#687916: unblock: zabbix/1:2.0.2+dfsg-4

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 14:18:26 +1000, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:

> Package: release.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> User: release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
> Usertags: unblock
> Dear release team,
> I seek your advise regarding the possibility for unblocking package 'zabbix'.
> This is a major upgrade, not compliant with freeze policy and there were great 
> many changes [1] (and bugfixes) yet I believe we might have a strategic 
> benefits from allowing new version to Wheezy mostly from security prospective.
> Security team expressed their concerns in #679801
>   http://bugs.debian.org/679801
> At the moment current version in "testing" (zabbix/1:1.8.11-1+b1) is affected 
> by #683273 (security) and possibly some other security issues not to mention 
> number of bugs fixed in "unstable".
> Also unblocking will be a relief for future maintenance.
> Please note that "zabbix/1:2.0.2+dfsg-4" was in unstable for 33 days with no 
> new bugs reported.
> Generally user's feedback for version 2 was quite positive and we already have 
> few backporting requests.
At this point my preference would go towards removing zabbix from
wheezy.  The new version was uploaded too late for the freeze, and if
nobody's fixing 1.8 then there's no point shipping that.


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