You may want to do the same with Litecoin.

On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Steve Langasek
<steve.langa...@ubuntu.com>wrote:

> Hi Micha,
>
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 12:00:18AM +0200, Micha Bailey wrote:
> > For these reasons and others, including the Bitcoin software in any
> > stable, no-updates release is not a good thing for Ubuntu users nor for
> > the bitcoin network as a whole.  There is already a PPA, maintained by
> > Matt Corallo, one of the core developers, and linked to from
> > http://bitcoin.org/en/download.  Said PPA provides both the Bitcoin
> > software and the BDB 4.8 packages needed for wallet compatibility with
> the
> > software on other platforms.  Over at Debian, their Bitcoin Packaging
> Team
> > has been maintaining the package, keeping it in the unstable branch (sid)
> > only, where it is allowed to be updated with new releases of the
> software.
> > It is not included in the stable repository (wheezy), nor in testing
> > (jessie).  If I understand correctly, Ubuntu doesn't have that kind of
> > release.  It is my opinion that, given Ubuntu's methods of managing its
> > software, it would be better to not include Bitcoin in the Ubuntu
> > repositories, unless exceptions to the policies could be made, allowing
> > all supported Ubuntu versions to get the latest updates as they come down
> > from upstream.  As a first step, the Bitcoin software should be removed
> > from Trusty's repositories, assuming no exception can be made.  Ideally,
> > it would also be removed from the older repositories (Precise, Quantal,
> > Raring, Saucy) if it can't be updated, though I'm told that's
> > significantly harder from the perspective of the standard workflows.
>
> Since this package is in unstable only, I agree that it should not be
> included in Ubuntu.  I've removed the package from trusty now and
> blacklisted it so that future versions are not synced from Debian
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bitcoin/+bug/1260602).
>
> Unfortunately, it is not feasible to remove the package from stable
> releases.  If there are versions of the package in stable releases that are
> actively harmful, we could accept an SRU that disables the problematic
> parts
> on upgrade (with a suitable notice).
>
> --
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