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
> > is nothing we should force our users to. Debian stable is known for
> > (usually) painfree updates and bugfixes only, not for shipping
> > new versions with a forced migration. Therefore - in my opinion - we
> > should not ship wordpress in Wheezy, at least not until upstream
> > 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.