> Now that there seems to be a cease-fire for a time at least, I have a
> question re the packaging as we seem to have gotten into that to some
>> I have one machine running Suse Prof and I frequently find that a lot of
> packages are not upgraded to the latest in the 'update' repository, and
> some aren't at all (peculiar apps and some devel libs for e.g.).
> We've heard that the pros and cons for how things are packaged and done,
> but how do people feel on the speed at which updates are added to the
> package repository once there are updates available, for the various
>I don't expect version changes on a stable platform. It doesn't matter
to me if mysql 5.x turns up on mysql's servers. If RHES 4 ships with
mysql 4.10, it should keep shipping with that, with backported
bug/security fixes as required.
Same with everything else. If ubuntu suddenly decided to ship PHP 5
instead of 4, and I got upgraded, and weird stuff happened due to the
version jump, I'd be somewhat annoyed.
In general, the distros seem to be good enough at keeping things up to
snuff (security etc). One thing to note, AIUI, Fedora will version up if
they're doing a security update, rather than backporting the fixes. So
maybe Fedora does more of what you want?
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