Ah, Ilu, you don't give up easily, do you?
ilu wrote: ↑
11 Sep 2019 10:26
The gnupg stuff is important for system security. I would not leave that un-updated.
I couldn't agree more. OTTH, I reckon that between the two versions: 2.2.12-1~bpo9+1 (current) and 2.2.12-1+deb10u1~bpo9+1 (proposed update, which I can't do) there should not be much difference, given the numbers.
You could deinstall the offending package.
I'd rather avoid that, because it would remove (if only temporarily) packages that are very important for me (e.g. Evolution, see above).
On the other hand, you could also deactivate backports.
That's my workaround for now.
[...] The best solution: deactivate backports, update offending package, ...
(Just a remark: once I disable the backports, no
update is proposed for gnupg-agent and the likes. The newer versions are definitely in backports.)
... update to buster.
Hmm... I thought that the SolydX update manager would offer this update at one point. Do I have to explicitly tell my system to update, like I would do with a "pure" Debian, changing the repos. and all?
No problem then, but I wouldn't risk such a large upgrade during a school year. These systems (3 in total) will have to run Stretch until next summer!