[Linux-aus] Now tell the rest of the story...

Ryan Verner xfesty at computeraddictions.com.au
Sun Mar 28 17:09:01 UTC 2004

On 27/03/2004, at 2:24 AM, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> <quote who="Ryan Verner">
>> Backporting my own packages to woody can be a pain in terms of time, 
>> and I
>> really do not trust 99% third party repositories out there; I've 
>> ended up
>> with enough broken packages, thankyou very much.
> woody + backports.org is a great distribution. :-)

How reliable /is/ backports.org, though?  I used it very briefly and 
ended up with some very broken packages, and a system that required 
much manual dpkg/dselect fun to sort things out.  When you're dealing 
with hordes of servers, it's pain I'd rather avoid.

Do they have any policies defined for package quality for their 
maintainers (such as testing, etc)?



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