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

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 08:09:37 CEST 2012

Angelo Naselli wrote:

> martedì 12 giugno 2012 alle 08:25, blind Pete ha scritto:
>> Some packages annoyingly have two current versions.  When that
>> happens it seems perfectly reasonable to just pick one, but if
>> anyone is ambitious enough to try two at once, this would be a
>> mechanism to handle it.
> Are you serious? Here it's not only a pakcage issue, what you're
> proposing to change package contents :/
> foo-1.0.mga1 - (core)      -> /bin/foo
> foo-1.2.mga1 - (backports) -> /bin/foo
> they can't be installed togheter, and changing
> package names would not solve this issue, but
> add packagers problems like conflict or obsoleting
> and upgradability issues....
> /me is confused

FireFox is availible in an Extended Support Release version, a standard 
version, a beta version and Aurora.  

I was suggesting ESR in Core and, if anyone wants to do the work, 
standard in BackPorts.  

blind Pete
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