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

Michael Ströder michael at
Sat Sep 9 17:56:33 CEST 2017

Martin Pauly wrote:
>> 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.

Note that upstream OpenSSL security fixes were also released 
quickly without any other changes. No need to do back-ports. The 
main problem is that Linux distributors fall behind way too far.

> 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.

For whatever definition of "stable" and "secure"...

IMO considering outdated distribution packages as being more 
"stable" or "secure" per se is plain wrong.

Ciao, Michael.

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