[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Facilitating Firefox+Rust Linux distro packaging

Angus Lees gus at debian.org
Fri Aug 26 12:20:47 UTC 2016

On Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at 21:39 Ximin Luo <infinity0 at debian.org> wrote:

> BTW just as a nitpick/clarification for people that might not be aware
> (Gus made this slip earlier). "Debian stable" is distinct from "Debian
> stable-backports", they are run by different teams:
> - "stable" is "more official", better-tested, and has more strict
> requirements to upload to (such as only being bugfixes or updates to ESR
> releases). stable is not allowed to depend on packages in stable-backports.
> - "stable-backports" is less official, less well-tested, developers can
> upload to it more easily including new versions with more features, but
> users have to add it specifically to their sources.list
> When we talk about "backporting to stable" here, we are talking about
> backporting to "stable" and *not* "stable-backports". Backports to "stable"
> have the version suffix "+deb8u1" etc and backports to "stable-backports"
> have the version suffix "+bpo8+1" etc.

Yes, this ^ is what I was trying to get to in my earlier rambling reply.
The two use-cases mentioned earlier are covered by these two separate repos
in Debian, and the motivation (and justification) for updating rustc in
each is quite different.

 - Gus
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