systemd-219 issues with 22 and Rawhide composes

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Mon Feb 23 15:29:42 UTC 2015

On Mon, 23.02.15 08:52, Simo Sorce (simo at wrote:

> On Mon, 2015-02-23 at 14:40 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 2:17 PM, David Cantrell <dcantrell at> wrote:
> > >  That is, and I am trying to
> > > be specific here, changes that impact other components in the distribution
> > > need to be coordinated in Fedora among the affected components.
> > 
> > Almost every change might "affect other components" ... it might be
> > obvious to a maintainer of an affected component but not necessarily
> > for the maintainer / developer of the component that got changed.
> Which is why you should send a message to a general development list for
> changes that change the semantics of a well established mechanism.
> If you are changing something internal to your software then the burden
> of keeping up is with the downstream people that may decide to depend on
> internal features (assuming private/public interfaces are clearly
> defined).
> If you are changing something in the system public interfaces, instead a
> bit more general and advance notice is necessary.

The /etc/os-release to /usr/lib/os-release is hardly a change in the
public interface, it keeps compat by leaving a symlink in /etc.

And jeezuz, I didn't push this change into Fedora. Other people did,
without talking to me.

Really, this is neither much of a compat break, nor is this something
I even knew about. Really, find something else to complain about.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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