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Re: Goofy RedHat Problem
John Klein wrote:
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
And I'd like to add that it's nearly impossible for OSS developers to
maintain old versions and give support for each and every outdated release
ever made in combination with each and every version of all other software
used. I'm pretty sure that the time is more worthful spent improving the
code, releasing fixed versions.
If other software is relying on OpenLDAP the authors are also in charge of
keeping up with current OpenLDAP development. Yes, I have to myself (e.g.
with python-ldap and web2ldap).
Since especially Red Hat is a commercial driven distribution you should
blame them for not working on it to keep the software they *distribute* up
to date. Remember: That's what Linux distributions are for and some charge
money for this...
P.S.: Most problems I'm facing with supporting web2ldap and python-ldap are
caused by people using pre-built RPMs not tested by the "distributor"...