What's the plan for the linux-ports source package?

Ben Collins ben.collins at canonical.com
Mon Jun 2 12:57:04 UTC 2008


On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 09:28 +0100, Dan Munckton wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 20:10 -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 09:42 +0100, Dan Munckton wrote:
> > > Hi Ben
> > > 
> > > I've noticed a new linux-ports source package has appeared both on
> > > kernel.ubuntu.com [0] and on LP [1].
> > > 
> > > Is there a plan to keep a totally separate linux source shared only by
> > > the "community ´╗┐maintained" ports?
> > 
> > Yes. Only the primary flavors in i386 and amd64 will be supported in the
> > main package.
> 
> So how will security/feature updates be synced between the two kernels?
> Who would be responsible for that - kernel team or someone from one of
> the ports teams?

We will make a best effort to do security patches and uploads, but would
prefer ports maintainers to do it. In an LTS release, linux-ports will
not be supported for as long as a normal LTS cycle.





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