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Re: Files not downloaded on checkout

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-07-04 15:40:43 CEST

On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 08:30:23AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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.

At the moment Debian is shipping subversion only in unstable to avoid
exactly this problem (http://bugs.debian.org/193062). I think this is
the right approach for distributions that have some kind of analogue to
unstable, although I'm not sure if SuSE and Red Hat are among these.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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