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Re: [Fedora-packaging] PHP packaging policy notes



Le mercredi 05 juillet 2006 à 22:09 +0200, Enrico Scholz a écrit :
> ville skytta iki fi (Ville Skyttä) writes:
> 
> >> Because the Fedora Extras packages are for a specific environment
> >> (FE4, FE5, devel) only, you can be sure that the needed program
> >> versions are available there and the explicit version is not needed.

This is totally wrong.

When you package for FCx, and one of your deps got a major version bump
in FCx updates, what do you target ? FCx as it was released of FCx after
all updates are applied ? How do you tell the package manager when your
package is safe to use ? (this is actually worse for 3rd party
repositories which target 5-years-long RHEL)

Also note that since the project allows parallel updates in all FE
releases (instead of freezing everything but devel),depending on the yum
invocation order people will have vastly different package versions on
their systems (within a single FE release). Not dangerous for people who
do daily broadband pulls. But deadly for systems only used every
few/weeks, and synced every few months (think computer at your grandma
or vacation house, small server only updated when there is a problem,
etc)

Unversionned deps, when you know at which version boundary your package
breaks, is just playing with fire.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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