[Oneiric-Topic] SRU Process

Douglas Stanley douglas.m.stanley at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 15:18:00 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:40:36 AM Chuck Short wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I do not have the statistics in front of me, but I believe most of
>> users are using LTS releases of Ubuntu. The policy of cherrypicking
>> fixes from the development releases does not scale in my opinon. We
>> should offer PPAs for users who want to use a new version of for
>> example Apache. Or go through the list of packages we support and see
>> if we can get it to qualify as a micro release update.
> We can also do a lot of this through backports.  We are very close to having
> the backports only install packages that users explicitly request from
> backports (just waiting on an LP change that's in progress), so it will be
> much safer to use going forward.
> Scott K

This is something I've wanted for a while. I know backports exist, but
they're usually pretty limited. I'd really like to see more things
backported. Like the previous poster stated, there's no reason to
upgrade the entire OS if all we want is say a newer apache or nginx or
puppetmaster, etc.

How are packages being selected for backports currently?


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