[Dovecot] Dovecot 2.1 stable packages for Debian?

Michael Orlitzky michael at orlitzky.com
Mon Jun 11 18:07:52 EEST 2012

On 06/11/12 07:23, Krzysztof Trybowski wrote:
> Hello all,
> it is strange, but Dovecot 2.x still didn't make it into Debian (not
> even backports). It exists in testing, but that's still a long wait.
> OTOH there are official packages built every day (referenced from the
> download page). This puzzles me: why isn't there a build created from
> each stable, released version of Dovecot, so that users of Debian
> Stable could benefit from the new version, and run it on production
> environment? Could you (I mean — the Dovecot team) provide such
> packages? This wouldn't require any major amount of work, since you
> already have daily builds produced. You would just have to run that
> building system once per each released version and keep it available
> for download.
> The reason for this is relatively simple: I'm about to implement a new
> mail server, and I'd like to keep to Debian Stable while using Dovecot
> 2.x. This will make future updates much easier, as I won't have to
> face 1.2 -> 2.0 migration on a production system.

To wind up in Debian stable, a package has to go through a bunch of
testing, and that takes a long time. So you're never going to have
official packages for new software in Debian stable.

That's kind of the point of stable =)

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