Apology (was: Red Hat and updated RPMs (was: Wow))
- From: Derek Simkowiak <dereks kd-dev com>
- To: Z Leite <zleite technologist com>
- cc: "'Gregory Leblanc'" <GLeblanc cu-portland edu>, gnome-list gnome org, recipient list not shown: ;
- Subject: Apology (was: Red Hat and updated RPMs (was: Wow))
- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 22:26:26 -0800 (PST)
> > Not to step on anybody's toes here, but Red Hat has historically
> > been very, very bad about releasing updated packages to make
> > life easier on their customers.
I apologize for my earlier outburst toward Red Hat. Overall they
have been a very valuable asset to the Open Source (read: Gnome)
community. I blame my Quake withdrawal for not thinking before hitting
the send button :).
> Not to defend RH, but the important stuff (security patches), were very
> timely in my perception.
> Why didn't the Majordomo people updated the program? Anyway, as you
> said/did, it was a matter of removing one RPM and adding the other.
For the record, it was a problem with the Perl that shipped with
Red Hat, not a problem with Majordomo.
And, yes, using RPM to fix the problem was very easy. But
*tracking down* why the hell Majordomo wouldn't work (when my system met
all of the stated requirements) was a very aggravating experience.
Majordomo is difficult enough to get working without obscure Perl
> available in the development site (rawhide) for quite a while,
Silly me! All this time I've been checking
http://www.redhat.com/support/updates.html thinking that would be the
first place to get updated RPMs.
(Note to Red Hat: How about a link to rawhide on your updates
P.S.> Sorry again about the offtopic post. It's the last one, I swear :)
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