[Olsr-users] Debian/Ubuntu package updates

Ferry Huberts (spam-protected)
Tue Apr 2 20:56:24 CEST 2013

On 02/04/13 20:18, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> For basically any sizeable distro, there is a 'stable' release and a 'current'
> release.
> For squeeze/stable, only security or total breakage bugs can be fixed, and
> only with very targetted patches.  That's basically the same with
> wheezy/testing, since its about to be released.  For unstable, I can put
> whatever version in, and that will also be included in the upcoming Ubuntu
> release.  experimental can have anything, and nothing relies on it.
> I uploaded 0.6.3-6 to unstable so it gets included in Ubuntu/raring.  Its very
> well tested at this point.  Once gets more testing, I'll push it to
> unstable.

By your own reasoning you can push anything into unstable.
So push the latest from the release branch in, that's what it's for.
I can assure you that the release branch is quite stable and well tested.

And if there are patches Debian is shipping with that are not upstream
it's A Very Good Idea to try to upstream those patches.

We did that with OpenWRT too and it's a win-win

@Henning: do the current 4 patches on the release branch warrant a new

> .hc
> On 04/02/2013 12:34 AM, Ferry Huberts wrote:
>> On 02/04/13 08:17, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> Just pushed a bunch of package updates, here's how things stand now:
>>> Debian:
>>> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=olsrd
>>> * wheezy: 0.6.2 with the net_output stack fix from 0.6.4
>>> * squeeze-backports: the wheezy version above
>>> * unstable: 0.6.3 with the net_output stack fix from 0.6.4
>>> * experimental: with some hardening flags
>>> Ubuntu: same as Debian/unstable
>>> https://launchpad.net/~guardianproject/+archive/commotion/+packages
>>> Any testing, feedback, etc. is most appreciated!
>> Why not straight from the release branch for all?
>> ( + the 4 patches at the time of writing)
>> We're doing the maintenance on the release branch especially for
>> distributions. If they're not using that then there's no point in us
>> doing that, IMHO.

Ferry Huberts

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