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Re: Still getting loads of updates on Etch although frozen

On Friday 05 January 2007 01:08, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 00:50 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > I've just changed /etc/apt/sources.list entries from testing to Etch, and
> > run apt-get update again, followed by apt-get dist-upgrade. I now have
> > the same amount of packages to download, so it appears there are still a
> > lot of updates for Etch even though testing is frozen.
> That's normal, bugs are still fixed in packages, this is what the freeze
> is for. These are the conditions for releasing a new version in Etch:
>   - fixes for release critical bugs (i.e., bugs of severity critical,
>     grave, and serious) in all packages;
>   - changes for release goals, if they are not invasive;
>   - fixes for severity: important bugs in packages of priority: optional
>     or extra, only when this can be done via unstable;
>   - translation updates and
>   - documentation fixes.
> Taken from the freeze announcement, good reading if you're interested in
> the procedure.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/12/msg00004.html
> > What the hell though are these "Diffindex" things, and all the lines
> > while running apt-get update that end in "pdiff". I havn't seen them in
> > Sarge, and don't recall having seen them in Etch before a couple of weeks
> > ago.
> See here for a good explanation,
> http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/439

Thanks for the explanation Sven.


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