Dear users of the backports service!

 The Backports Team is pleased to announce the next important step
on getting backports more integrated.  People who are reading
debian-infrastructure-announce[1] will have seen that there was an
archive maintenance last weekend: starting with wheezy-backports the
packages will be accessible from the regular pool instead of a separate

== For Users ==

 What exactly does that mean for you?  For users of wheezy, the
sources.list entry will be different, a simple substitute of squeeze
for wheezy won't work.  The new format is:

 deb wheezy-backports main

 So it is debian instead of debian-backports, and offered through the
regular mirror network.  Feel invited to check your regular mirror if
it carries backports and pull from there.

For squeeze nothing changed.

deb squeeze-backports(-sloppy) main

continues to work for the whole squeeze lifetime.

== For Contributers ==

 Please read the mail to debian-devel-announce[5] instead. :)

 Just one thing mentioned here:  technically wheezy-backports and
squeeze-backports-sloppy have been opened with this move too.  Only, the Buildd
Team needs some days to set up the buildd network for the new suites, so please
be a bit more patient.

== Thanks ==

 Finally, we want to thank the FTP-Master Team for their fine work on
making this happen.

 The documentation on backports-master[2] has been updated, and in
case of any doubt or question, feel free to ask them on either the
debian-backports mailinglist[3], or in case of sensitive topics ask
us[4] directly.