What are the rules for updating a package?
limburgher at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 12:15:49 UTC 2012
2012/3/15 "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" <johannbg at gmail.com>:
> On 03/14/2012 07:51 PM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Kaleb S. KEITHLEY<kkeithle at redhat.com>
>>> > Red Hat (nee Gluster) is about to release glusterfs-3.2.6. It's a
>>> > bugfix
>>> > release. No API/ABI changes (in theory, I haven't done an exhaustive
>>> > check.)
>>> > In f16 we released 3.2.5. Am I allowed to update it in f16 to 3.2.6?
>>> > In f17alpha we also have 3.2.5. Am I allowed to update that at this
>>> > point in
>>> > time or is it too late?
>> As long as it's OK with the glusterfs maintainer, and there truly is
>> no ABI/API change, all of these should be fine.
> In the end, does this not end up being a judgement call by the maintainer
> even if that involves major numbering update/upgrade?
In practice, yes, but the guideline is there to help keep things from
changing too radically inside a stable release. A soname bump, for
example, without perfectly coordinated rebuilds of dependant packages,
could break applications. Then there are things like file format
changes, config syntax, etc.
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