[Buildroot] [PATCH v2, 1/1] package/bitcoin: bump to version 0.19.0.1
peter at korsgaard.com
Sun Feb 2 13:38:33 UTC 2020
>>>>> "James" == James Hilliard <james.hilliard1 at gmail.com> writes:
> Any bitcoin core updates really need to be backported as well even
> if they are a major version bump.
> I should probably add that there are special security considerations
> that need to be taken into account when packaging bitcoin core.
> There are very few Linux distributions that package bitcoin core
> as very few have a suitable release model for properly handling
> updates. In general if a distribution can not keep Bitcoin Core on
> the latest version for all supported releases then it really should
> not be packaged at all.
> One way to mitigate the risk is to explicitly remove the bitcoin core
> package or replace it with a non-functional dummy package for
> any stable branches where it can't be kept fully up to date. This
> should probably be done as the final step when a stable branch is
> no longer supported as well.
So what do you suggest? I take it that this means that you are using
bitcoin? Will you handle backports of it for our stable/lts releases?
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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