Fedora "backports" repo? (Was Re: PostgreSQL 9 for F14?)
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Wed Sep 22 13:31:17 UTC 2010
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 02:06:12PM +0200, drago01 wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 09:58:53PM -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> >> 2010/9/20 Michał Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com>:
> >> > 2010/9/21 Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com>:
> >> >> As the concept of using third party repositories (both as packagers and as
> >> >> users) grows, this interdependence will grow.
> >> >
> >> > 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?
> > Maybe we should turn this around and ask why more people don't
> > use Rawhide.
> Well "use rawhide" for anything else than testing and/or developing
> the new release just do not fly.
If you read the second part of what I said, you'll see that I
proposed a way to address some of these issues.
> Some of the reasons I can think of:
> 1) To high rate of changes / breakage
> 2) No signed packages
> 3) Slower kernel
> 4) To much of "manual fixing" required
> 5) To many broken deps, which might prevent applying updates and security fixes
> 6) Some others that I can't think of right now might be a consequence
> of the above or something else
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