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Re: Incompatible Unison update



On Thu, February 21, 2008 9:54 am, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> On 21/02/2008, Stephen Warren <s-t-rhbugzilla wwwdotorg org> wrote:
>> The unison package in Fedora 8 was recently updated to an incompatible
>>  version, which breaks (previously working) interoperability of F8 with
>>  other systems that have the older Unison version.
>>
>>  See the details at:
>>
>>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=433742
>>
>>  I assume I'm correct in saying this was the wrong thing to do. What is
>>  other people's take on this?
>
> I don't think it was the wrong thing to do - Fedora is bleeding edge,
> and so incompatibilities will occur. You could argue for a
> compat-esque package though, or better still, submit one.

Wow.

I can quite happily accept that devel/F9 will break compatibility with F8
for example.

However, breaking compatibility "inside" a given released version of
Fedora seems nuts to me.

I guess I'll go try some other Linux distro then.


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