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Re: hwloc 1.4



Orion Poplawski wrote:
Despite not supporting upgrades from 5->6 it seems bad form to have EPEL5 be newer.

The flip side to this is that RHEL often lags a good bit behind and are willing to pay folks to backport fixes and security patches. That's not the case for most EPEL maintainers so things can and do diverge.

I recall asking about this when I was updating git and the general consensus was that keeping the EVR in epel5 less than rhel6 wasn't terribly important.

In the end, I didn't keep epel less than rhel and git-1.7.4.1 is in epel5 while rhel6 is still on 1.7.1, with only 2 security fixes. There's been a lot of fixes and improvements in git that rhel users are missing out on, IMO. At the least, I'd have expected to see rhel update to the latest 1.7.1.x¹ release with one of the 6.x refreshes.

There's not really one good answer to this issue.

¹ https://raw.github.com/gitster/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.1.txt
  https://raw.github.com/gitster/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.2.txt
  https://raw.github.com/gitster/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.3.txt
  https://raw.github.com/gitster/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.4.txt

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