[pkg-bacula-devel] squeeze backport for bacula 5.2.6+dfsg-7

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed Jan 30 11:51:26 UTC 2013

Hi there!

On Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:18:18 +0100, Bart Swedrowski wrote:
> Happy New Year ;-)

For you all as well.

> On 29 January 2013 19:09, Luca Capello <luca at pca.it> wrote:
>> The principle should be the same for both source and binary packages:
>> you should stick to squeeze as much as you can, full stop.  This means
>> that your package should build with debhelper in squeeze (= 8.0.0) and
>> libpq-dev in squeeze (8.4.13-0squeeze1).
>> Adding extra dependencies from squeeze-backports means that you are
>> targeting a non-existing distribution and you are losing control on how
>> your package behaves.  IMHO you are not backporting anymore, instead you
>> are adapting a package to a unclear environment.
> I completely agree with above.  Do you perhaps have a reference to a
> doc that would outline this or is it something that perhaps should be
> proposed to be added to http://backports-master.debian.org/Contribute/
> page?

Everything is there already:


  Basic Rules


  * Make sure that you have a proper build environment which only
    contains squeeze and no unneeded backports. Maybe you want to
    consider pbuilder or cowbuilder for building packages.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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