[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Backports inclusion

Daniel Glassey dglassey at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 21:30:44 BST 2009

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 6:46 AM, Dmitrijs
Ledkovs<dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/1 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:

> I don't know of such, but backport's wiki suggest that it is a possibility.
> For the sake of having one PPA for users I have a two new different proposals:
> 1) Copy the hardy-backport Qt into our ppa (might be just a little
> suspicious for users.......)
> 2) Enable back ports only while building bibletime on hardy and keep
> it turned off for the rest of the time.

Just my tuppence as an occasional hardy user. On an LTS distro there
is _no way_ I'd advise people (or do it myself) to enable backports
without a simple way to only enable it for certain packages[1]. I'd be
better off installing a newer Ubuntu release. I would say that the PPA
is a good way to do the selective updates i.e. enable only specific

As it happens I already had qt4.4 from the kde4 ppa. I guess that was
there before the backports version but I don't know. It makes sense
for me for the PPAs to be self-contained but

I don't think (1) would be suspicious as long as it is mentioned that
it will be installed. But it's not my call as to whether it is worth
the effort of potentially keeping it uptodate and is allowed in the


P.S. I read the rest of the thread and I think I took it into consideration

[1] I know there is apt pinning and it is what I'd do but I don't
think it is reasonable to tell users to jump through that hoop. And
there is telling the users to download the qt packages manually which
would also be a right pain.

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