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Re: buggy checkout

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-06-08 20:16:26 CEST

Joe Orton <jorton@redhat.com> writes:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:20:22AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > So there's something deep I don't understand here. FC1 users aren't
> > allowed to use svn 1.0, because it would too much burden on them to make
> > them dump and load, the way Debian does? That seems like a strange
> > Fedora policy.
> Issuing official package updates for a stable release which break[1]
> working installations does indeed defy the packaging policy. It's
> really part of the deal -- our users expect that running "up2date" or
> "yum update" or whatever does not randomly make stuff stop working.
> Saying FC1 users "aren't allowed" to use 1.0 is silly: of course, FC1
> users are in no way prevented from using one of the numerous third-party
> repositories such as David's which package SVN 1.0, if they want to do
> that.

The real issue is that we (the Subversion project) didn't put a big
"Do Not Package" notice on our front page during the alpha period. If
we had done that, this problem wouldn't have happened.

Live and learn.


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