Fedora - time to blink

Roger arelem at bigpond.com
Sat Nov 26 22:58:03 UTC 2011

/Isn't it time to change the subject line
> 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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