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). > > -- > Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS > Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world. > Ubuntu Developer http://www.debian.org/ > slanga...@ubuntu.com vor...@debian.org >
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