[Aptitude-devel] Bug#964916: Option to allow packages from backports but without forcing it

Pirate Praveen praveen at onenetbeyond.org
Sun Jul 12 18:39:57 BST 2020

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 21:50, Pirate Praveen 
<praveen at onenetbeyond.org> wrote:
>> Erm… I did add buster-backports, the official one.
>> You absolutely cannot have a thing called buster-backports on the
>> fasttrack server because that’s too easily confused with the
>> official one.
> Let me think about it.

Usually with the same suite name, I just have to upload the same 
.changes file when the package enters testing. So changing the name 
just adds extra busy work (multiple changelog entries and rebuilds) 
without any real benefit. Like in the case of ruby-faraday, I just had 
to dput the .changes file I already created for 
fasttrack/buster-backports to official buster-backports. So I will 
stick with it unless someone can show me some real advantage.

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