Re: Why Fedora 10 still uses openssl pkg from 2007, 4 releases old?

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Bill Davidsen wrote:
Kevin Kofler wrote:
Frantisek Hanzlik wrote:
rpm -q --whatrequires openssl
repoquery --whatrequires --alldeps openssl

Not only does rpm -q only mention deps from packages you have
installed, it
also only checks deps on the package name, not on the library soname,
most deps are.

So your question is not only hijacking a thread, but also stupid.
(It's not
getting updated because it'd break the entire f***ing distro, duh!)

It would certainly require rebuilding all of the things which use the
package. I'm not sure that "break the entire distro" has the same
meaning as "be too much work."

It's not clear to me, and I would like to have some guideline on this,
how upgrades really work in Fedora (as opposed to the "supported for a
year" statement). It seems that some packages like the kernel get
upgraded regularly for a year, while some get upgraded for six months
until the next release, and others get bugfix versions without an
upgrade, at any time in the year after the official release date.

If Fedora is a cutting edge release, how long after the release date
should updates be supplied? Most of us are only about a month or six
weeks into FC10, and I personally feel that it's early for the phrase
"in fc11" to be used relative to existing features. I won't quote the
source on that, because it may be something which was more or less
private information, but it was not about something new, just an upgrade
to something in fc9 and fc10.

As for the question of the original hijacker, I would say versions are
just another "mine is bigger than yours" ego trip in many cases, but if
the claim that Outlook works with FC7 and not FC10, then I think the
term is "regression" and the poster has a point. I don't have a Windows
environment to test the claims, but I don't hear people telling him that
it's his config or anything. I have a case where I run FC9 and FC10
clients against a RH9 (yes, really) mail system, and it works.

In this my case probably problem isn't in openssl package, but
in Fedora 10 CA-certificates (/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt).

Several hours ago I was filled bug about it
( )

Franta Hanzlik

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