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Re: Goofy RedHat Problem

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:29:29AM -0400, John Klein wrote:
> 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.)

2.1.26 -> 2.1.30 is a piece of cake.

> 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[0], 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 
> parabolic curve.

Agreed. But there is nothing they will be able to do unless they upgrade
(almost) the whole distro. And that's when new versions of a distro come out.
Some more frequently than others, of course.