Root of the problem is Mozilla.org is Windows centric
Posted Jun 9, 2006 17:34 UTC (Fri) by djao
In reply to: Root of the problem is Mozilla.org is Windows centric
Parent article: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
Nothing in the world is preventing you from upgrading to the DAG repository's spamassassin-3.1.2-1.el3.rf.i386.rpm, which, although distributed by a third party, is specifically designed to be compatible with RHEL3.
You can sync to the DAG repository using your choice of apt, yum, up2date, or just use plain command line rpm.
A stable distribution using a backport policy gives you the option of remaining with the previous version. This does not in any way prevent you from upgrading to a new version yourself -- you have the option of doing either. By contrast, a distribution which tracks the upstream releases does not give you that option. Many people much prefer having the ability to choose. This is the main reason why backport policies are popular.
If you don't like having the option of going either way, you are always free to choose (!) a distribution like gentoo or fedora that tracks upstream releases closely.
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