A First Look at Specifix Linux
Posted Oct 14, 2004 4:27 UTC (Thu) by jabby
Parent article: A First Look at Specifix Linux
I can relate to this. I help to administrate a development box running and old version of Red Hat (7.2). The current version of the fileutils package (even the updated one provided by the Fedora Legacy Project) includes a bug in the 'install' program that brakes the '-C' option. Having to break out the source RPM, rework my patch, create a new RPM, and then update the system with each update is a major pain in the neck. (Yes, I've submitted it to the maintainer of the package, but I was ignored.)
It sounds like Conary would support the maintenance of my outside patch across upgrades automagically! That would be fantastic!
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