Non-Official packages (was Re: Good morning from a newbie)

Ken Dyke ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net
Tue Jan 14 20:40:32 PST 2003


On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 21:29, Seth W.Klein wrote:
> Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > On January 13, 2003 03:33 pm, Greg Schafer wrote:
> > >
> > > findutils-4.1.7 and tar-1.13.25 are the 2 most likely "non-official"
> > > packages that Gerard should consider for inclusion in the book 

Ah, here is the thread I was looking for.

/* significant portion from erroneous new thread */
Below is a snip from a post on the LSB sample implementation mailing
list.

On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 17:07, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> *snip*
> (3) two base packages have "unofficial" versions
> with interesting status:
>  
> findutils is at 4.1.7 ("released" is 4.1)
> and tar is at 1.13.25 ("released" is 1.13).
> 
> Both have been in this "alpha" state for a
> very long time, and all distros I have access
> to, even old ones, are using these versions.
> 
> Benefits of "alpha" versions:
> a. eliminates need to use lsbsi-specific patch
> b. eliminates all lsb-runtime test failures in
>    these two packages
> c. matches what everyone seems to be using (less
>    any vendor-specific patches, of course)
> 
> Disadvantages:
> a. no longer using "formally released" upstream
> b. testing impace (tests already done on ia32, Itanium:
>    no regressions, each fixes two)
> *snip*

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