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Re: Goofy RedHat Problem
On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Andreas 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.
Permit me to gesture vaguely in the direction of Gentoo, which is using
2.1.26 somehow, despite dependencies. (And will shortly be using 2.1.30,
according to ~x86 - in fact, it already is in some architectures.)
To put it more clearly: it's entirely understandable for distros to be a
few versions behind for the reasons you cite. It's inexcusable for them to
be /two and a half years/ behind, especially /because/ so much
other software depends on things like OpenLDAP to function properly.
Stability is not a strict linear progression with age - it's more like a
 Debian is using 2.0.23, last I checked. S'pose they might have
incremented it while I wasn't looking.
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