Ulrik Mikaelsson ulrik.mikaelsson at
Mon Nov 27 19:31:04 GMT 2006

I understand the frustration of getting bug-reports for other peoples
work. Those 8 hours of my day, 5 days a week.

However, It's been my experience that interesting backports are rarely
seen. Is that due to poor interest amongst the packagers, or due to
reliability policies?

/ Ulrik

On 11/27/06, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at> wrote:
> Le samedi 18 novembre 2006 à 20:47 +0000, chantra a écrit :
> > Well, it did not on my boxes. Anyway, that's an unofficial repos,
> > people should know that
> > they won't get the same quality than an official repo.
> > But in the end, they might still appreciate to be able to run gaim
> > beta5 on edgy
> Lot of users had upgrade issues with edgy because they were using
> non-official compiz packages, which creates issues for users, extra bug
> loads of Ubuntu and bad comments not deserved for the distribution. Your
> packages work probably fine on edgy. Do you do any work to make sure
> that the upgrade path from your non official to feisty will be fine and
> not break anything though? Do you look at upgrade bugs Ubuntu might be
> getting because of the packages you are shipping to users like that?
> If you want to get gaim beta5 on edgy the best way is probably to work
> with the official backport team and get the feisty package backported to
> edgy
> > I do actually enjoy to find new version of package on unofficial
> > repos, so I don't have to
> > compile/make or package it myself.
> The problem is that bugs created by those packages often go to Ubuntu
> then. Don't you think it would be better to work with the Ubuntu team to
> get official package then?
> Cheers,
> Sebastien Bacher
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