The new Update Acceptance Criteria are broken

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Tue Nov 23 06:51:32 UTC 2010

On 11/23/2010 05:51 AM, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> Mike Fedyk píše v Po 22. 11. 2010 v 18:03 -0800:
>> Also security updates should not have any other changes mixed in.
> In the early days of Fedora, it was explicitly decided that (contra
> Debian) maintainers are not required to backport patches and that
> rebases (fixing a bug by updating to a new upstream release) are the
> most expected kind of update.
> It seems the consensus on this decision is not as strong as it used to
> be, nevertheless - with the number of package maintainers that admit
> they can't fix bugs in their packages on their own, is overturning this
> policy even possible?

I am not sure if I understand you correctly.

IMO, the real problem is not "backports" vs. "upgrading" to "fix bugs", 
it's bugs not getting fixed in Fedora, for a variety of reasons.

Therefore, I consider trying to apply any such simple "policy" to be 
impossible and naive.


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