iptables version upgrade timeline

Nish Aravamudan nish.aravamudan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 14:14:41 UTC 2018

Hi Paul,

On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 8:41 PM Paul David <paul.david at redbubble.com> wrote:
> Hey Nish,
> Thanks for your quick and very helpful response.  That clears up some of
> the confusion.  In this case, we'll probably go ahead with building our
> own package, or directly from upstream.

I would also suggest/recommend filing the Ubuntu bug anyways. It (IMO)
helps developers know what users care about, and in particular, is the only
"official" way anyone would know there might have been a bug to fix (even
if this one would be resolved as a feature request) if they are not
actively using iptables.

> One thing though;
> On 2018-11-27 at 03:31 AEDT+1100, quoth Nish Aravamudan:
> > Finally, note that if/when iptables is merged in the Disco cycle, it
> > move to 1.8.2-based, most likely, as that is the version in Debian
> > currently.
> That's fine, anything after 1.6.2 contains the feature / fix we're after
> (you're right, it's more of a feature, because it exposes a kernel
> option that previously wasn't available).
> Do you have any visibility on whether iptables will be upgraded in
> Disco?  I'm not asking for guarantees, just out of curiosity :).  Does
> it depend on when Debian promotes it to testing or stable?

No, it's unrelated to testing/stable, generally. Essentially, every cycle,
developers merge the Ubuntu delta (the bits that Ubuntu has in its source
packages that differ from Debian) with the latest in Debian (unstable).
It's still pretty early in Disco, so an iptables merge hasn't happened yet.
It's possible that it doesn't happen (as it didn't happen in Cosmic; but I
would have to go look at the publishing history in Debian to be sure, it's
also possible Debian didn't publish a newer version during Cosmic's cycle
before freeze), but it's more likely, I think, that it will happen at some
point. That's about as definitive as I can be, personally, since I did not
TIL (Touch It Last) and don't have any direct knowledge of it.

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