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Re: Goofy RedHat Problem
--On Tuesday, July 06, 2004 12:42 PM -0300 Andreas
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
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.
I think there is an issue being missed here, that could use some addressing.
Just because a distro *comes* with a particular release does not mean you
*have* to use that release. Yes, there are pieces in the distro that may
have been built to use the system installed OpenLDAP, which can be
However, when it comes to running a directory service, there is no need to
rely on or use the distro release.
For example, I have 2 debian stable systems. One is running as a 2.2
master, and the other as a 2.2 replica. That is accomplished simply by
building and installing OpenLDAP 2.2 into /usr/local. I make no use of the
distro installed OpenLDAP, and I don't have to worry about conflicts, since
the two installations of OpenLDAP on the box are in separate locations.
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