Backport syslinux 6.x for Wheezy
For Tails 1.1, we'll carry a custom backport, likely with a backported upstream bugfix (#7232). But then, once syslinux 6.03-pre5 or later reaches Jessie, we would like to use an official one.
#10 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago
So it has to be backported in Debian now ?
Exactly. Which generally starts with getting in touch with the maintainer, making sure they don't mind / have no plans to do it themselves, etc. Note that I have already done the backporting work.
In this case, the main problem is that the backport probably should have Breaks relationships added, which I didn't do yet. And then, it'll conflict with many other packages. The backports ftp-masters might not like this too much.
#12 Updated by intrigeri almost 5 years ago
- Status changed from In Progress to Rejected
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No reply from the maintainer, and as said in comment 10, the backport either would require a lot of work (that is, backporting changes to quite a few reverse-dependencies, and adding versioned Breaks+Replaces), or would not be very useful (with the right Breaks+Replaces in place, it would not be co-installable with a lot of other packages, so maybe not even useful for Tails). So, dropping the ball on that one, let's keep using our custom backport, and focus on migrating to Jessie instead.