Fedora "backports" repo? (Was Re: PostgreSQL 9 for F14?)

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 04:29:46 UTC 2010

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:58:53 -0400, you wrote:

>2010/9/20 Micha? Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com>:
>> Ok, so maybe it's time to setup Fedora "backports" repo for these that
>> wants new and shiny Firefox 4, PostgreSQL 9 or whatever with big
>> number.
>What exactly is the fear here with these updates? Are there many
>desktop users who do NOT want the latest released Firefox? Are there
>many people using Fedora as their OS for their database server?

What if you are using a Firefox extension that hasn't been ported to
the latest release yet? 

What if you have decided that Fedora is an easier path to a server
rather than attempting to backport a lot of packages because the
current release of RHEL/CentOS is 3 years old and doesn't have what
you need in term of framework or language?

What if you are a college that has deployed Fedora to use for your
students coursework, and an upgrade to a language/database/etc breaks
things mid-semester?

Fedora is used in a lot of different ways.


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