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

James Hilliard james.hilliard1 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 13:49:38 UTC 2020

On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 6:39 AM Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com> wrote:
> >>>>> "James" == James Hilliard <james.hilliard1 at gmail.com> writes:
> Hi,
>  > 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?
Well yes I use it but not with buildroot(I mean my preference is to
remove it entirely since it's kinda high risk using it with buildroot
in general without extensive testing). While most of my embedded
projects have connected to bitcoin core in some way it never ran
on the embedded devices. I can help out with backporting anytime
there's a conflict or other issue I guess since I know the software
fairly well.
> --
> Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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