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

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 04:36:46 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

You don't update Firefox till the extension comes out.

> 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?

The same thing suggested here for new packages.

> 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?

You test updates before you deploy them.

> Fedora is used in a lot of different ways.

Sure, but I thought Fedora was all about pushing new, free software.

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