Plans for Shibboleth SP 2.1 debian packages

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Nov 29 20:03:41 UTC 2008

Ferenc Wagner <wferi at> writes:

> Thinking about it for a while, it seems like maybe there isn't much
> point in releasing 2.0 packages anymore.  Given that a) nobody wants
> to use 2.0, b) the Shibboleth package stack is self-contained, c) no
> other package depends on them either, d) 2.1 is fully backwards
> compatible and e) some people have been using it for months without
> issues (end) couldn't we kindly ask the release managers to let it
> into Lenny?

This will be declined for sure.  There's no way that a new upstream
release with code changes that can't be audited in a couple of screens
would make it into lenny at this point.  We're in very deep freeze.  It's
unfortunate that other things aren't progressing as fast as we'd like
towards really releasing, but relaxing the criteria for letting in
packages would sadly just make things later, overall.

It would be nice, I agree.  Freezes always come at a horrible time for a
fair chunk of software in the distribution.

We could ask the release team to remove 2.0 entirely and only ship 1.x,
but it feels to me (and I could be wrong) that having 2.0 is better than
having no 2.x release in lenny at all.

Russ Allbery (rra at               <>

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