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Re: Ready for new RPM version?



Jon Masters wrote:
> Yes, you "will". As others have said, running a stable Fedora allows you
> to replace just the one piece you care about today - for example newer
> kernel builds. I regularly run all manner of upstream and also test
> builds of RHEL-RT kernels on my laptop without worrying about whether
> the reason it fails to boot is related to something I don't care about
> at that particular moment[0].

That usually works for the kernel, not so much for userspace software
(especially something big like KDE) unless you rebuild it from the SRPM.
And most packages also don't track trunk in Rawhide quite as aggressively
as the kernel does (some packagers only ever import stable releases; for
KDE we import prereleases of the KDE release series we want to ship in the
next stable release early in the Fedora release cycle, but once the .0
release is released we switch to tracking the stable releases, not
pre-alpha trunk - also note that KDE release cycles are longer than kernel
release cycles), so you don't even always have a SRPM to rebuild.

        Kevin Kofler


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