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Re: Goofy RedHat Problem

* Andreas (andreas@schuldei.org) [040706 16:53]:
> On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 06:40:22PM +0200, Andreas Schuldei wrote:
> > > It's the distro's fault to still ship 2.0.
> > > 2.0 is not maintained anymore for ages.
> > 
> > i have heard that argument before. it does not mean one can share
> > one`s knowledge about problems and help each other.
> One has also to consider that it's not always easy to upgrade such
> an important component as openldap in a distro. Many many many programs
> depend on openldap nowadays and can easily break unless they are updated
> too. And that's when a new version of a distro comes out.

this mail has not been sent by me. to the person who forged it:

even if many distros leave their users out in the rain and save
money by not providing a smooth upgrade path, debian does try to
do that. there are attempts to parse the dumped ldif and upgrade
it to the newer, stricter and more standards-compliant openldap
2.1 format, made by the responsible debian maintainers.

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