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

Peter Hatina phatina at redhat.com
Thu Sep 12 13:23:19 UTC 2013


On 09/12/2013 02:12 PM, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> 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>

Actually, this will make "living" releases of Fedora kind of Rawhide. As
stated in former mail, it would be good to do 1.8.10 upgrade in Fedora 18.

> Regards,
> Jan

Peter Hatina
ENG Server Experience, System Management
Red Hat Czech, Brno

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