On updates to stable releases

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Oct 21 20:30:50 UTC 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Adam Jackson wrote:

> I don't really want to revive the thread about automake 1.11, but I do
> want to point out that it did break actual buildability:
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=1761549&name=build.log
> Please, people.  Don't update things in stable releases just for fun.
> Particularly if your package is part of the build environment for
> something else.  I don't care if it bills itself as "just a bugfix
> release"; that's how you know it's lying.

Except when it is just a bugfix release and it maintains api compat.

Yum has been, on the whole, pretty good about maintaining compatibility 
while fixing bugs.


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