Heads up! I'm going to upgrade Wireshark up to 1.10.x in Fedora 18

Jan Kratochvil jan.kratochvil at redhat.com
Thu Sep 12 12:12:58 UTC 2013


On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:42:20 +0200, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> I'm afraid that's just adds additional work for maintainers w/o any
> visible benefits.

The benefits are the stable Fedora release does not break 3rd party
applications during its deployment/lifecycle.


> Let's move further instead of backporting - that's just a leafnode app so
> nobody got hurt by a potential dependency issue.

wireshark.rpm contains many commandline utilities which may be used by
3rd party sysadmin scripts (and maybe even 3rd party C applications).

"further" in your explanation means nullifying the long Fedora alpha/beta
release engineering and also nullifying the upstream efforts to release 1.8.x
versions even after 1.10.0 had been already released.

<joke>
So let's drop the Fedora releases effort and we can all just run Rawhide.
</joke>


Regards,
Jan


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