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Re: Upgrade path question



On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 23:18 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 01:51:23PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > 
> > Historically, we've supported upgrades from N-2 on the premise that that's
> > what's reasonable to test and make sure works; moreover, with the slightly
> > extended lifecycle, someone can be on a maintained FC5 installation when
> > F7 is released. Anything other than that is gravy. There hasn't been specific
> > policy about garbage collecting obsoletes, to the the best of my knowledge.
> > 
> > Strawman would be if we're supporting N-2, to garbage collect after N-4?
> 
> I think we should not say anything about garbage collecting obsoletes,
> and let the maintainer do whatever they prefer.

That's effectively equivalent to saying "garbage collect at N-2", since
_some_ maintainer will do so, which then means the rest of the system
might as well too since any update over a stride larger than that will
have to be manual anyway.

- ajax


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