[CentOS-devel] Rawhide (was: perl-devel package)

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Tue Aug 5 16:57:48 UTC 2008

On Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:46 AM -0400 Jeff Johnson <n3npq at mac.com> 

> The rawhide *.spec is targeted at rawhide, not everywhere, because of the
> branch structure in use by Fedora. That has nothing whatsoever to do with
> whether Fedora is "suicidal" or "RPM sux!", there's a perfectly obvious
> engineering explanation for why the RFE was declined.

If the Fedora branch structure precludes compatibility with other distros, 
should CentOS users avoid use of Rawhide packages when seeking newer 
upstream packages, and instead migrate to another repository? Doesn't this 
discourage greater testing of Rawhide? Only those who use a "pure" Rawhide 
distro will have any incentive to use its packages.

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