[Freedombox-discuss] tahoe-lafs now in debian
dr at jones.dk
Tue Jun 21 13:03:42 UTC 2011
On 11-06-21 at 02:21pm, bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 02:06:24PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > On 11-06-21 at 01:18pm, bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:19:15PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > > > On 11-06-19 at 04:27pm, bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org wrote:
> > > > > On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 09:09:12AM -0500, Adam Novak wrote:
> > > > > > We don't need it in years. We need it now. We needed it in
> > > > > > February. If there needs to be a repository in addition to
> > > > > > the main Debian one in order to ship now rather than later,
> > > > > > we can set that up now and get all the packages into the
> > > > > > mainline later.
> > > > >
> > > > > +1
> > > > >
> > > > > That'd be nice anyway if FB users had a way to add
> > > > > repositories using the web interface.
> > > > >
> > > > > I intend to push an official backport soon anyway.
> > > >
> > > > What do you mean by "official"?
> > >
> > > I mean hosted in Debian backport archive.
> > Please beware that being part of Debian "official" backport archive
> > does not make it stable.
> Thanks, I was already aware of that.
> > Debian provides all stable parts as a single repository.
> > We should *not* encourage FreedomBox users to use non-stable parts.
> But we should probably *not* disable the possibility for FreedomBox
> users to use repo like the backports one.
FreedomBox is Debian. As such flexibility in choice of package sources
cannot be disabled, only discouraged - e.g. by leaving out user
interface for editing APT source list.
> It's sometimes the only way to get a new feature into a stable Debian
> while still having the benefits of Debian archive keyring. To the cons
> of stablility/security trade-off, but maybe this kind of choice is up
> to users, as long as they are advertised of the implications. It's
> still better than having Freedombox users to use rogue repositories
> for a new package/feature.
Seems you are talking about experts capable of handling a system
contaminated with non-stable parts. Not very very user-friendly tasks.
In my vocabulary, experts are not FreedomBox users (but quite likely
FreedomBox developers and testers).
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