Plans for Shibboleth SP 2.1 debian packages

Scott Cantor cantor.2 at
Sat Nov 29 22:34:37 UTC 2008

If the choice is 2.0 vs 1.3, it's a no brainer, just use 2.0. If it's 2.0 vs some kind of simple install of 2.1 with nothing preinstalled, then it's a toss up.

The upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1 is no problem, whereas the 1.3 upgrade is manual work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Allbery <rra at>
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:48 PM
To: pkg-shibboleth-devel at
Subject: Re: Plans for Shibboleth SP 2.1 debian packages

Peter Schober <peter.schober at> writes:

> Thinking about this, having 2.0 in Lenny can only have one possible
> effect -- that of people installing and running the 2.0 SP. If we
> really don't want this (e.g. because it's not supported by upstream)
> then why ship it?  If we want people to upgrade their 2.0 SPs from
> backports as soon as those become available why not settle for just
> the backports in the first place?

My understanding from Scott is that while 2.0 isn't something he's still
supporting, people using it is not a disaster, and while people should run
2.1 instead, 2.0 isn't completely broken or anything.

Certainly if he feels like no one should run 2.0, I'm happy to ask for it
to be pulled from testing.

Russ Allbery (rra at               <>

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