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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, 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.