[Mageia-dev] Backports policy clarification (and discussion)

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Wed Jun 13 00:53:16 CEST 2012

On Tue, 12 Jun 2012, andre999 wrote:

> nicolas vigier a écrit :
>> On Fri, 08 Jun 2012, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
>>> Maybe we shouldn't open backports for Mageia 1, and make sure upgrade to
>>> Mageia 3 can take backports from Mageia 2 into account so that backports to
>>> Mageia 2 are not stopped when Mageia 3 is released. Then we'll be safe.
>> I think we cannot have both :
>> - backports with higher version than in next stable release
>> - easy upgrade to next stable release
> Why not ?
> We would have to ensure that the version of the backport is less than or 
> equal to the version of the package (backport or not) in the next stable 
> release.  We just have to follow the versioning policy of updates c.f. 
> Cauldron, i.e. an update always has a version less than cauldron.  (Which 
> allows for adding updates without changing the version of the next 
> release.)

We are talking about backports, not updates, so we don't care about
versionning policy of updates. And backports can have higher version
than 'release' repository of next version, that's what this thread is

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