SRU policy: Allow new features in LTSes under certain conditions - v2

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Wed Sep 16 04:59:36 UTC 2015

Hello again,

Martin Pitt [2015-09-01 17:45 +0200]:
> occasionaly we get a request to introduce a new package into LTSes.
> This is usually unproblematic as there is a miniscule chance to break
> existing installations (unless the Package uses
> Conflicts:/Replaces:/Provides:), which should obviously not be
> allowed). In July however we got a more intrusive request for
> introducing Ubuntu FAN into trusty [1]. This was granted a special
> exception by the TB, but it would be good to generalize the principles
> upon we agreed to this.
> I therefore propose the following amendment to the policy, relative to
> the changes proposed in [2].

This updated proposal incorporates the suggested changes from Stéphane
and Steve.


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