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Re: Files not downloaded on checkout

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-04 15:30:23 CEST

Geoff Beaumont <geoffbeaumont@stormhammer.com> writes:

> Hmm, ideally I don't want to upgrade the server as it's exposed to the
> Internet. At the moment it uses standard SuSE 8.2 packages and if SuSE
> release security patches they'll be applied automatically. I don't want
> to have to track any software on this machine manually, particularly as
> I can't guarantee being able to do so quickly if a security hole is
> discovered.

Then you shouldn't be using unreleased, alpha software. :-)

Seriously... I'm thrilled that popular distributions (like SuSE or
Redhat9) are distributing subversion, it's great marketing. But the
problem is that people then consider some 3 or 6-month old version of
svn to be a "standard OS package" or something "managed" by the OS.

A new version of subversion is released every 2-4 weeks, and
distributions are not. Unless the distros start releasing new binary
packages every time svn releases, people are going to run into version
mismatch problems very quickly.

I guess the warning here is: if you depend on subversion, then make
sure you're running the latest release at all times, at least till we
hit 1.0. If your distro upgrades it for you, then great. If the
distro isn't keeping up, you need to be building from source regularly.

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Received on Fri Jul 4 15:32:01 2003

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