Bug#810617: applying fix to stable

chrysn chrysn at fsfe.org
Tue Sep 12 20:35:56 UTC 2017

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 08:46:52PM +0200, chrysn wrote:
> unless [...], the next easiest solution would be packaging a 1.15
> version (fix is in everythin newer than 1.15.4).

After a closer look at cairo's versioning scheme, it has become clear
that packaging 1.15.8 is not directly an option, as odd numbers there
indicate snapshots rather than releases.

Nevertheless, I gave it a try (turned out that taking the snapshot as a
new orig tarball takes no more than the usual
merging/changelogging/patch-refreshing, plus a few new symbols), and
indeed the issue is fixed in "1.15.8-0.1".

Maintainers, if having something like that in experimental is appealing
to you, I can push branches upstream-experimental-snapshots and
experimental-snapshots and a tag upstream-experimental-snapshots/1.15.8
to collab-maint (or to another place or with other names depending on
how you manage those things).

Best regards

You don't use science to show that you're right, you use science to become right.
  -- Randall Munroe
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 833 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-freedesktop-maintainers/attachments/20170912/d0dc34aa/attachment.sig>

More information about the Pkg-freedesktop-maintainers mailing list