not able to install FR 3.0.16+git in (pure) Debian 9

Martin Pauly pauly at
Fri Sep 8 17:24:43 CEST 2017

> And missing lots of other fixes, documentation updates, etc.

IMO, there one good idea in the Debian approach:
Treat security fixes sperately from any functional changes.
No matter what improvements a new version brings, you almost
always want to have a stable, secure environment you can build
your next enhancement on. E.g. Debian packaging was broken at least
twice in the FR 3.0.x series. I don't complain about that at all,
but having an intermediate, (security-)bugfix-only release would
give all the production sites out there a very clear and simple
path to *quickly* cope with security issues.

Just a suggestion, though, and surely not a new idea.

Cheers, Martin

   Dr. Martin Pauly     Phone:  +49-6421-28-23527
   HRZ Univ. Marburg    Fax:    +49-6421-28-26994
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