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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:32:33 +0200
From: Adam Zabrocki <>
Subject: Re: Debian packaging


In fact, Mariusz suppose to be that person (LKRG maintainer for Debian and he
agreed for doing back-port fixes). However, Debian folks never come back to us
when Patrick propose that. You can see mailthread about that here:

Maybe this can be somehow refreshed.


On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 06:56:58PM +0000, Patrick Schleizer wrote:
> Solar Designer:
> > Do you want to possibly maintain a Debian package of LKRG for others?
> > Maybe maintain a debian/ subdirectory in our upstream LKRG tree?
> May I suggest comparing your /debian subdirectory with the one that I
> created?
> ...the packaging is pretty stable and well tested by now. Some other
> goodies such as working well with VirtualBox, tirdad, other modules,
> systemd, Debian lintian --pedantic warning free, no hacks as far as I know.
> copyright / license: same as upstream.
> (I.e. I don't claim copyright for /debian subdirectory. Consider
> copyright of /debian subdirectory assigned to Adam. That is for
> simplicity. Also my contribution / lines of code is tiny to the giant
> efforts by upstream.)
> Would honor me if added to upstream LKRG.
> > There's currently a Debian package in Whonix, but there's no intent to
> > bring that into Debian proper.
> Available for installation on Debian too, but not
> indeed.
> > As discussed with Patrick of Whonix, an issue with that is that
> > there won't be a way to update to new upstream versions in stable Debian
> > branches, so any LKRG bugs would either end up staying intact there or
> > would need back-ports of fixes for, which someone would need to work on.
> Once in Debian stable (or when testing is "frozen") Debian wants
> security fixes only.
> Which non-security bug fixes go into Debian stable isn't trivial to
> explain. I don't try. While I can't find any cannonball (on website)
> statement, there is this mailing list discussion:
> Cheers,
> Patrick

pi3 (pi3ki31ny) - pi3 (at) itsec pl

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