Quagga Update Package

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 29 10:12:36 UTC 2008

2008/10/29 Orbiting Code Inc. <support at orbitingcode.com>

> Hello,
> I am a loyal Ubuntu user and would like to know if there is a plan to
> release the newer version of Quagga as an apt-get package for Ubuntu
> 8.04 Server. We run a small web hosting facility, and run BGP on an
> Ubuntu Server for two T1 lines. There is a bug that causes ppp
> interfaces to be randomly dropped by Quagga which might be fixed in the
> newer version of Quagga, I've been told by the Quagga folks.
> If you have any information regarding a future release of this new
> version, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Todd Tebor
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Whilst I can't directly answer your question, I can point you to some useful
information. Ubuntu has a policy for updating packages in a stable release
[1]. Generally, only high-impact bugs, security vulnerabilities and severe
regressions would be elegible for a stable release update. It is very
unusual to introduce a new upstream version of a package during a stable
release, and I think this is unlikely to happen.

If you are experiencing a specific bug with this package, you should first
report it on Launchpad [2]. If the bug meets the criteria for a stable
release update, the bug was known upstream and a specific patch can be
identified upstream, then it may be possible to fix by cherry-picking this
patch from the new upstream version (as long as it does not introduce other
regressions). Otherwise, it may be possible to write a patch that fixes the
particular bug for the existing Hardy version.

There is a separate backports process for introducing newer versions of a
package in to a stable release [3]. However it is unlikely to be useful to
you in this case, as Intrepid is using the same upstream version as Hardy.


[1] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates
[2] - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quagga/+filebug
[3] -
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