[DRE-maint] Bug#915050: (gitlab) Re: Bug#915050: Keep out of testing

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Fri Nov 30 11:44:20 GMT 2018

On Fri, 30 Nov 2018, Pirate Praveen wrote:

> How about allowing gitlab to be backported directly from unstable?


Backports are *always* from testing because a backport is
supposed to be replaced by the regular stable version of
the subsequent release. Hence, only from testing, in the
hope that the package being in testing means the package
will be in the next stable. (Which also means that, when
the package gets removed from testing, the backport should
probably be deleted.)

Backports are *not* a primary means of delivering software.

Backports are for people who think they need the software
from Debian x+1 on Debian x.

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