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Re: Importance of running the latest'n'greatest version


Jonas Helgi Palsson <jonas.palsson@bergen.kommune.no> writes:

> Hi
> I'm running OpenLDAP on SLES 9 (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) and the version 
> supplied with it is not the "latest'n'greatest"
> ldapsjef:~ # rpm -q openldap2
> openldap2-2.2.6-37.26
> ldapsjef:~ #
> And in the changelog for the rpm the newest entry is dated Nov 10 2004, where 
> it says:
> - bdb-2.2.18-backport.dif: Backport of the back-bdb from OpenLDAP 2.2.18, 
> should fix some deadlocks and crashes (Bugzilla #42570)
> So what is the common opinion here? Should one stick to the versions supplied 
> by the distributor (in this case SuSE), or should one download the 
> "latest'n'greatest" from openldap.org and compile it yourself?

It is entirely up to you. If you want to stick to a rpm based
environment and you don't face any severe problems you may stay with
the version supplied. 
But if you do require additional features that are not implemented in
your version, you have to update.


Dieter Klünter | Systemberatung
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