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Re: relevance of packages in repositories

Jeff writes:
> Unstable does not get security updates by the Debian Security Team. If
> you want timely security updates, then you have to look elsewhere.

In practice Unstable almost always gets security updates as quickly or
more quickly than Stable does.  Upstream usually only patches their
current release (or puts out a new release with the fix).  The Debian
maintainer then packages that and uploads it to Unstable while the
security team is backporting the fix to the version in stable.  
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA

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