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Re: On updates to stable releases





On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Adam Jackson wrote:

On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 16:30 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Adam Jackson wrote:
I don't really want to revive the thread about automake 1.11, but I do
want to point out that it did break actual buildability:

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=1761549&name=build.log

Please, people.  Don't update things in stable releases just for fun.
Particularly if your package is part of the build environment for
something else.  I don't care if it bills itself as "just a bugfix
release"; that's how you know it's lying.

Except when it is just a bugfix release and it maintains api compat.

Yum has been, on the whole, pretty good about maintaining compatibility
while fixing bugs.

I was being hyperbolic, yes.


Something I've discovered in the not-so-distant past is that hyperbole is not always grokked by non-native speakers and tends to cause drama escalation.

Your main point, though - that people in the build and critpath should be careful with upgrades is completely correct.

-sv


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