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Security Policy of backported software

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In reference to the following thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=19795d70673e4b282daf288ccb944f30&t=1012712&highlight=life+after+backports

What happens to the security status of all the Backported software?
Does the Backporting team supply security fixes for backported versions
of the Gimp, etc, for the lifetime of your *ubuntu version?


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Re: Security Policy of backported software

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Strictly speaking, backports officially does not guarantee any period or type of
support, which is why they are worded as  "unofficial updates" in software
sources manager. in reality, the backporters do address security issues in the
backports repo on a best-effort  basis and take care not to backport things that
tend to lead to security maintenance issues.


On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 12:29:52PM +1100, [hidden email] wrote:

> In reference to the following thread
>
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=19795d70673e4b282daf288ccb944f30&t=1012712&highlight=life+after+backports
>
> What happens to the security status of all the Backported software?
> Does the Backporting team supply security fixes for backported versions
> of the Gimp, etc, for the lifetime of your *ubuntu version?
>
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