PostgreSQL 9 for F14?

Michel Alexandre Salim fedora at
Tue Sep 21 07:42:28 UTC 2010

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 19:31:06 -0400, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 09:59:51PM +0000, Michel Alexandre Salim wrote:
>> Well, we're not, thankfully, in the same situation as some other distro
>> where each third-party repository overlap quite a lot because they
>> rebuild, possibly unnecessarily, an entire stack of software. The
>> personal repositories I've seen tend to be tightly focused -- Richard
>> Jones' mingw porting work, spot's repo for bleeding edge packages that
>> rightly are not ready for Fedora proper, etc.
> But we're going in that direction...  For instance, spot's firefox4 repo
> has to ship with its own rebuild of nss which, because of other efforts
> within Fedora, a lot of packages rely on.
In this case, the other packages depend on this particular rebuild, 
though? The situation with OBS is that many repositories contain their 
own, slightly different, versions of the same key packages. The non-
orthogonality makes it ... interesting ... to use different third-party 
repositories at the same time.

Not saying it's ideal that the NSS update cannot land in Fedora proper 
fast enough, but this is partly due to the way the Mozilla developers act 
as if they're the only customers of their own libraries, and not provide 
stable APIs/ABIs (see also the updates triggered by xulrunner updates)

> As the concept of using third party repositories (both as packagers and
> as users) grows, this interdependence will grow.
I agree. Still, it should be kept to a minimum as much as possible.

Michel Alexandre Salim
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