MRE request for Bind9

Lukasz Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at
Thu Mar 2 08:46:18 UTC 2023

Hello Lena!

Thank you for filling in the SRU MRE. I think your proposition makes
sense, in general I do not object to having an MRE for this project. I
do have some minor things I'd like us to touch first before
1) Does upstream have a schedule for point-releases for stable
versions? What is the average frequency of new minor releases
happening, say, for 9.18.x?
2) This I wasn't quite 100% sure looking at the build logs - the tests
in the source test/ directory: are those being run during package
build or only via github CI?
3) As it is not entirely clear from the MRE, I'd like us to maybe
explicitly state in the wiki page which kind of updates we would allow
by this MRE: minor releases to already present releases. What I mean
making it explicit that the idea of the MRE is that if a given Ubuntu
series has version X.Y.Z, we will be updating to X,Y.Z+1 (and not, for
instance, to X.Y+2.Z, as I think that's a different story).


On Wed, 1 Mar 2023 at 22:52, Lena Voytek <lena.voytek at> wrote:
> Hello again,
> I would like to request another Microrelease Exception; this time for
> the Bind9 package in Ubuntu Kinetic, Jammy, and Focal. I created a wiki
> page with the relevant information here:
> Having an MRE for bind9 would help a lot to clear out bugs that have
> been fixed upstream between 9.16.2-9.16.38 for Focal and up to 9.18.12
> in Jammy and Kinetic. Some of these bugs include:
> -
> -
> -
> It may also be worth noting that Debian has a similar method of dealing
> with bind9 through stable-backports. When there is a new release
> upstream it is added to both unstable and bullseye-backports. As of
> writing this the two are currently on 9.18.12 while bullseye is on
> 9.16.27.
> Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know if you need
> any additional information.
> Lena Voytek
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Ɓukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
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