Whither Fedora Legacy?
Posted Jan 20, 2005 14:57 UTC (Thu) by garloff
Parent article: Whither Fedora Legacy?
Fixing a security problem by just updating to a newer version often is
the easiest and quickest that a distributor can do.
And some users will appreciate to get version updates this way.
However, there are serious downsides:
* The newer version may behave differently in subtle or less subtle
* If the package contains libraries ... that other packages depend on,
updating to newer versions may introduce breakage at various hard-to
This means that these version updates will worsen the quality and
consistency of the distribution over time. But then, a year of security
updates is not much anyways.
If you plan to keep a distro running for a while, you may well want to
chose a distro that does avoid version updates as security patches.
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