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Re: [rhelv5-list] Upgrading packages from other sources; e.g. dovecot

On Dec 7, 2007 3:10 AM, Götz Reinicke wrote:
> So how to procede? I have tried to rebuild the Fedora Core 8 Dovecot RPM
> dovecot-1.0.7-2 without errors; but will an installation of this package
> break something in the RH configuration?

We are also on a university subscription so I have dealt with this some.
If the package doesn't have a lot of dependencies you can probably update
it, but you're on your own with security updates and so on. It's probably just
as good to rpm -e dovecot and install from source in /usr/local/ .

If it does have dependencies (e.g., openssl), I've found it easiest to rebuild
Red Hat's rpm each time there is an update with your local bugfix.

> BTW: What is the red hat's path to update packages like dovecot?

For those of us on university subscriptions, I think all we can do is report
it here and fill out a Bugzilla RFE (and wait a year for the process)
for example
this one I did for vnc:
If it's a really bad bug it might make it into fastrack.

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