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Re: Why discover1-data is so old in Debian Sarge, while in unstable is up to date ?

I don't agree on the fact that one might be better of with eg. backports.org . Main reason is that using backports packages can bring you a real "dependency" hell, as often backports packages also assume that you use several other packages from them aswell. Good examples are Samba & Spamassassin. I tried using those packages in the past but ended up building that stuff from source, as the backports packages demanded to almost upgrade half of packages on Woody system. This is something that volatile could fix: as these packages should solely depend on the default versions (dependencies) of the packages that ship with Stable (Sarge)....



Andreas Barth wrote:

* Eddy Petrisor (eddy.petrisor@gmail.com) [050608 21:03]:
On 6/7/05, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
[Francesco P. Lovergine]
Someone suggested that discover1-data should enter the volatile
archive.  It could have sense, IMHO. That along with an up-to-date
d-installer could allow installation of sarge for years from now...
Would need a kernel with up to date drivers as well.

so? can't there be modules, like the ones for pcmcia?
I know backporting is hard sometimes, but the idea with discover in
volatile, seems reasonable and justified.

IMHO it's first the decision of the maintainers whether they consider an
updated package in volatile to be sensible or not. Also, a newer kernel
_might_ be possible in volatile one day - but that's not something for
the weekend after the release of sarge. Whoever needs always the latest
stuff is better off with backports.org and similar repositories.


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