Lucid auto-syncing with Debian testing

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at
Mon Nov 2 14:25:12 GMT 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 11:35 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> I'm personally quite dissappointed this decision was taken without
> significant community input.  IIRC, this is not what we discussed at the
> LTS/Debian planning session at the last UDS.

The notes from the UDS Barcelona session on "LTS Policies" can be found here:

While I proposed this blueprint, the ownership has been appropriately
transferred to Steve Langasek.  I'm having trouble finding the video,
but this session was videoed (it was "fishbowl" style).

We most certainly discussed auto-syncing from Debian testing.  As I
recall the session, the consensus was that we wanted our automated
archive tooling to pull the large subset of packages that we (in
Ubuntu) don't generally modify from Debian testing--in the interest of
LTS stability and eventually better synchronization with Debian's
stable release.

We also said that this would not be a "rule" for manually merged or
synced packages.  Any individual package could be merged or synced
from Debian unstable or even experimental, on a per package basis.


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