[Buildroot] [PATCH v2, 1/1] package/bitcoin: bump to version

Peter Korsgaard 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.
 > See:
 > https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/linux-distribution-packaging-and-bitcoin-1374549783
 > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1020292

 > 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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