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

Jeff Johnson

n3npq at mac.com
Tue Aug 5 16:59:45 UTC 2008

On Aug 5, 2008, at 12:57 PM, Kenneth Porter wrote:

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

All valid and important points.

Old Russian saying:
     Don't blame a dog for its master.

Barking at Joe Orton for refusing an RFE and somehow trolling/spinning
that into "Fedora is sucidal!" and "RPM sux!" is a waste of time and  

And I agree that "RPM sux!" fwiw ...

73 de Jeff
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