ImageMagick update

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at
Sun May 2 23:37:15 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM, Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus) wrote:
> 26.04.2010 05:04, Orcan Ogetbil пишет:
>> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>> Christoph Wickert wrote:
>>>> repoquery --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=rawhide --whatrequires
>>>> ImageMagick
>>> FYI, repoquery --repoid=rawhide --whatrequires ImageMagick does the trick
>>> too.
>> That does not detect packages that require ImageMagick-c++,
>> ImageMagick-perl etc. The wildcard \*  seems to work. So it would be
>> good to run a command to include the subpackages of ImageMagick, with
>> the --alldeps flag, e.g.
>> $ repoquery --repoid=rawhide --whatrequires --alldeps ImageMagick\*
>> etc
>> Orcan
> It produce big list of packages, thank you.
> What about second part of my questions? How frequently I should (can)
> update package?

There was a huge debate about the updating packages policy in the last
months in this list.  I don't think there is a unique answer to this

I would say, it is left to the decision of the maintainer. It all
comes down how big the update is.

* Suppose there is a big API/ABI change: If you believe that you can
deal with rebuilding all the dependent packages, and support them all
in stable branches, go ahead and update. Otherwise update only in
rawhide and let people know that they need to rebuild their packages,
or rebuild them yourself.
* Just a bugfix release, with no API/ABI breakage: In this case it
should be safe to update.

I tried to answer the question as neutral as possible as I don't want
to restart the bitchfest.


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