Fedora - time to blink

Genes MailLists lists at sapience.com
Sat Nov 26 22:52:52 UTC 2011

On 11/26/2011 05:31 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 11/27/2011 03:50 AM, Genes MailLists wrote:
>>   Try this instead:
>>   rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/growisofs
>>   dvd+rw-tools-7.1-5.fc14.x86_64
>> (this is on F15 - for some reason I have never understoon - some
>> packages dont get rebuilt and/or repackages ... )
> Simple:  Packages don't rebuilt unless there is a necessity to do so
> Rahul

  Ok - simple, well fine, but beyond the obvious "duh" here,  define
necessity please? (Rhetorical)

  How do you (or maintainers) know with certainty that there isn't a
header file dependence, or a compiler change that would lead to a faster
(or a bug for that matter).

  Is that a necessity if someone has verified working functionality of
an older binary - no probably not - (tho I have no idea if such testing
occurs) but it will lead to bugs being found sooner and any benefits
from compiler improvements etc being taken advantage of. And frankly,
its a bad operational decision to defer full builds.

  Further - it just plain 'looks' better for f15 packages to be called f15.

  Necessity? Probably not - is it a good idea to wait until a problem
occurs as the decision to rebuild - also probably not.

  One man's simple is another man's food for thought.

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