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Subject: Re: Packaging for Debian/Ubuntu

Re: Packaging for Debian/Ubuntu

From: Antony Stone <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 20:13:28 +0100

On Friday 10 July 2009 19:00, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Jul 2009, Robert Keevil wrote:
> > It's not really a suitable package for inclusion into the main Debian
> > distribution, since it changes so frequently
> I work in a project with bi-monthly releases (which is far more frequent
> than rbutil) and yet it is packaged and shipped with Debian since many
> years...

Just out of interest, what is that project, and do people running Debian
Stable (ie: Lenny at present) really have the opportunity to use the latest
bi-monthly release of it on their system, without needing to use Volatile or
non-standard repositories etc?

I'm aware of the ClamAV project, which can be very difficult to maintain under
a Debian system, because an update to the main scanner might become vital in
order to use signatures after a certain date, but the new scanner doesn't get
included in Debian Stable until the next major release (which can be 2-3
years after the previous one).

I'm intrigued how an application with a bi-monthly release cycle fits into a
distribution with a 2-3 year release cycle.


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