[Date Prev][Date Next]
Re: Goofy RedHat Problem
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
John Klein wrote:
| 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.
AFAIK, there have been no api changes in libldap since 2.1.x ...
| 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.)
Please don't use generic software lists for distro wars.
(BTW, Mandrake shipped 2.1.29 in 10.0 with a few nice features, and I
hope we will manage 2.2.x for 10.1 ... - I note 2.1.26 also wasn't
tagged as a stable release ...).
| 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,
two and a half years behind what? The first release of 2.1.x that was
marked as stable was only about 1 year ago, not long before RHEL3 would
have been in freeze.
| 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.
|  Debian is using 2.0.23, last I checked. S'pose they might have
| incremented it while I wasn't looking.
Which tree of Debian? I am quite sure unstable or testing will have
Buchan Milne Senior Support Technician
Obsidian Systems http://www.obsidian.co.za
B.Eng RHCE (803004789010797)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----