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Re: policy clarification/thing with libtalloc and rhel5.5



On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM, seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
> I talked with Stephen for a while this afternoon about the
> libtalloc/samba3x thing and my goal was to come up with a solution that
> would:
>
> 1. break the fewest people
> 2. require no acts of god to get something to change quickly mid-stream
> in rhel5
>
> So the solution to rebuild the special version of libtalloc 1.X that
> samba3x requires as a temporary measure until rhel5.6 is released seems
> like the best one.

I do not see a problem. +1 from me.


> It has the following advantage:
>  - for people using samba3x AND having epel repos enabled - their
> samba3x doesn't break
>  - it doesn't require any sort of magical powers to fix rhel for an
> EXTREMELY commonly used repo in the middle of a release
>  - it means anyone who is already in the place where they have samba3x
> installed and the libtalloc from epel they will be seamlessly upgraded
> to a working version and not having things break when they DO start
> using samba3x and they don't have to file a bug, have it closed as a
> dupe and chase down the solution to nuke the newer one and issue an
> update
> - at no point in time does an EPOCH have to be involved.
>
>
>
> seriously - this should just happen - I understand it goes against
> various rules except it does follow the spirit of the rules which is:
>
> 1. don't break rhel
> 2. don't break using rhel and epel
> 3. don't break users who are just trying to get through their day
>
> yay for not breaking users.
>
> -sv
>
>
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