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From: Jon Dowland <jmtd <at> debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#672695: wordpress: no sane way for security updates in stable releases
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.general
Date: Sunday 13th May 2012 08:55:10 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 11:13:05AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Sun, 13 May 2012, Bernd Zeimetz  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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