Re: question on bo-updates: found on ldso security update
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: question on bo-updates: found on ldso security update
- From: "Eloy A. Paris" <email@example.com>
- Date: 25 Jul 1997 14:01:05 GMT
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- References: <_PCxYr1.0.DQ4.piwrp_@debian>
Todd Harper <email@example.com> wrote:
: I would say that bo-updates is a holding tank for packages intended
: to become part of Debian-1.3.2 when it gets released. Consider it
: the "unstable" part of "stable" until the testing group gives those
: packages its blessing. If you need/want any of those packages, you
: will have to install them with dpkg by hand.
Well, this bo-updates thing is definitely different to what has been
done with previous Debian stable versions (1.1 - Buzz and 1.2 - Rex).
In previous versions, each time packages were updated to solve
security problems or critical bugs, a "point" release was made.
For example, if package mount was updated from x.y-1 to x.y-2,
Debian was updated from 1.2.3 to 1.2.4. The new packages
were placed in rex-updates and there was two different trees: rex
which contained 1.2 and rex-fixed that contained 1.2 with the
updates applied, this is, it was a real 1.2.4.
I don't know why the approach seems to have changed with Bo. Anyone has
Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
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