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Re: Bug#672695: wordpress: no sane way for security updates in stable releases

From:  Jon Dowland <jmtd-AT-debian.org>
To:  debian-devel-AT-lists.debian.org
Subject:  Re: Bug#672695: wordpress: no sane way for security updates in stable releases
Date:  Sun, 13 May 2012 09:55:10 +0100
Message-ID:  <20120513085510.GC12861@debian>
Archive-link:  Article

On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 11:13:05AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Sun, 13 May 2012, Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> wrote:
> > Being forced to upgrade to a new major version by a stable security support
> > is nothing we should force our users to. Debian stable is known for
> > (usually) painfree updates and bugfixes only, not for shipping completely
> > new versions with a forced migration. Therefore - in my opinion - we
> > should not ship wordpress in Wheezy, at least not until upstream handles
> > such issues in a sane way.
> 
> Forcing users to manually install and update it or to use a package from 
> outside Debian are also options that aren't good for users.

If we can't provide stable packages then I don't see what value we add by
packaging it at all.  I wonder what the ratio of wordpress+debian users is
who use the package versus those that hand-install anyway, and whether that
is something that could ever be feasibly estimated.




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