Hi Frediano,

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 02:52:36PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 01:11:13PM +0000, Frediano Ziglio wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   I'm FreeTDS maintainer.
> > Debian keeps shipping 0.91 version which was release 6 years ago, is
> > not more maintained and probably contains multiple security issues and
> > cannot deal with recent server versions correctly.
> > Why ignoring all update requests?

> On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 01:10:57PM +0000, Frediano Ziglio wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   I'm FreeTDS maintainer.
> > Debian keeps shipping 0.91 version which was release 6 years ago, is
> > not more maintained and probably contains multiple security issues and
> > cannot deal with recent server versions correctly.
> > Why ignoring all update requests?

> The unfortunate fact is that I as the sole Debian maintainer of the package
> no longer have any environments in which to test the updates, so given that
> there is a delta to the upstream source in the package, I have not been
> willing to blindly update without testing.

> Broadly speaking I am also unwilling to maintain Debian packages without a
> packaging VCS, or to throw away packaging VCS history, which means the
> tedious work of moving a historical bzr-packaging-plus-CVS-upstream
> repository to git-packaging-plus-git-upstream, which has not been a priority
> for me to do.

> I will take a look at trying to update to the current version; but I will
> also look at requesting an adopter of the package since I realistically can
> no longer commit time to maintaining it.

In the process, I've noticed that the upstream git repository does not have
tags for any of the recent releases.  Would it be possible for you to tag
these in git when you release them, to aid downstreams with integrating the
upstream changes?

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