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Re: # Re: XFree86 4.2 Debian packages for Alpha

On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 01:29:04PM +0200, mhv@DMU.dk wrote:
> Dear Falk and Lists
> You'r right, new unstable libc sounds a bit to unstable for me...
> Is there any way to replase the xfree86 4.1 in Woody with the 4.2 version,
> without having to be a Debian expert?
> I'm copying this to debian-alpha@lists.debian.org and
> debian-x@lists.debian.org for further comments from you and others...

You'd have to persuade the Stable Release Manager to permit such a
thing, and frankly I think there is a greater chance of the Sun
reversing its course across the sky.  Because he is so busy he appears
to be only permitting in security fixes and *nothing* else.

Even were he more lenient, XFree86 is a huge piece of infrastructure to
change in a point release, and should not be undertaken lightly.

Finally, in my opinion the XFree86 4.2.1 packages in unstable aren't
suitable for a stable release yet.

Does that answer your question?

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