update pre-release version

Asked by R4SAS on 2018-04-11

Will be package updated to version 2.18.0 before releasing ubuntu bionic?
Currenty on debian in testing stored newer version.

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If you have a bug you don't need a question too

R4SAS (r4sas) said : #2

Oops, I'm first time trying to use launchpad bug tracker and answers platform.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Additional comment:

There is a PPA with i2pd version 2.18.0 for all currently supported Ubuntu releases

R4SAS (r4sas) said : #4

I know that, because I'm maintainer of that PPA. Currently question about mainline package in ubuntu repos.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

Oops, I have to apologize that I didn't check the creator of the packages in the PPA.

Back to the facts:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule shows that most of the "Freeze" dates are already passed. So I assume that it is already too late for i2pd version 2.18.0 in bionic. You could try to get a freeze exception, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess but I do not think that this will be successful.

If the new version brings important improvements (e.g. with respect to security), then you might succeed with a SRU request - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

Another option is waiting for development start for the c-release, getting the new version uploaded there and then requesting a backport to bionic (and maybe xenial and eventually even trusty), see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports

R4SAS (r4sas) said : #6

We will soon release new version cause of stability, security and usage issues, so I hope that our maintainer in debian help us to make SRU request.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

For completeness' sake, because I forgot to mention:

SRUs con only be done when the release is already published, for bionic there are still two weeks to go.