[CentOS-devel] iptables-devel in centos 4.4

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Wed Aug 23 13:54:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 01:45:17PM +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Oh, you mean that beta channel where 3.4.6-3 was available, which wasn't
> the gcc version either upstream built their kernel rpm with (3.4.6-2)?

What are the changes between the -2 release and the -3 release? Sometimes
it's as simple as "fixed spelling error in description" or "added tiny
little patch which is clearly not going to cause trouble" -- but other times
it's "updated to new snapshot, altering about 100,000 lines of code". Which
is it in this case?

If it's nearer the former, Milan's request that the newer compiler be used
because it fixes a known and serious problem seems quite reasonable.

Policies are good, but if the changes are small, doesn't it seem like using
3.4.6-3 is more in the spirit of the rules than the literal interpretation?
Clearly the problem is the way Red Hat is building things in a
non-self-hosted way -- but it's hard to do anything about that.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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