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Re: [K12OSN] Redhat package naming conventions

cwagnon redbugmail k12 ar us wrote:

if I do an apt-get update

I think you mean "up2date" there. Old Debian users never die, huh?

and the newest php package it downloads is
php-4.2.2-8.0.8.i386.rpm (there were several php updates released from
redhat last week) is that really the plain jane php 4.2.2? Security holes
and all?

Not plain jane 4.2.2. Red Hat will have applied their own patches - both
bug fixes and security fixes. In general, RH won't release a new
functionality version of a package within a particular version of Red Hat
Linux, but they will back-port fixes where deemed appropriate and
important. It's also been the case that they will provide glibc
compatibility within any major revision number of Red Hat, so that (e.g.)
packages compiled on and released for RH 7.2 should also work on RH 7.1 and
7.3. At least, this is all my understanding of the situation.


--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP

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