Am Freitag, 9. August 2013, 12:11:30 schrieb David Guntner: > Martin Steigerwald grabbed a keyboard and wrote: > > Does it need to be in backports? > > That's the preferred location, AFAIK. > > > I think a co-worker has installed it from Sid. I think backports are > > just created for packages that are not installable from Sid. > > According to the Backports page at http://backports.debian.org/ - > > > Backports are packages taken from the next Debian release (called > > "testing"), adjusted and recompiled for usage on Debian stable. > > Because the package is also present in the next Debian release, you > > can easily upgrade your stable+backports system once the next Debian > > release comes out. > > In other words, backports packages are specifically compiled and > configured for the current stable release (in this case, Wheezy) from > the testing (in the case, Sid?) release package. David, that doesn´t say anything about my claim. > So I'm not sure where you got that idea from. :-) AFAIR as I read several times on debian-backports mailinglist on why a package was not considered for backports, if a package from Sid installs into Stable *without* pulling any additional dependencies from Sid, it is not considered for backports. I do not have any exact references right now, but that is what I remember. Thanks, -- Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de GPG: 03B0 0D6C 0040 0710 4AFA B82F 991B EAAC A599 84C7
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