Bitten by the Red Hat Perl bug (InfoWorld)
Posted Aug 28, 2008 18:08 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
Parent article: Bitten by the Red Hat Perl bug (InfoWorld)
Seems like an argument against using RH/CentOS (or any big-name distro that makes significant changes to upstream code before distributing it themselves). I'm glad McAllister reported this issue as I suspect this isn't the first time this has happened.
Is there any major distro that only packages unaltered code from the upstream developers? Linux From Scratch comes to mind, and Gentoo and Slackware seem close to this model.
Disclosure: I am a Slackware user, and its philosophy of releasing upstream projects (relatively) unmodified is one of the main reasons I use it.
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