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Re: Bug#293167: ITP: request-tracker3.4 -- Extensible trouble-ticket tracking system

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 06:27:30PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Lars Wirzenius:
> > ti, 2005-02-01 kello 15:25 +0000, Stephen Quinney kirjoitti:
> >>  This is the 3.4 series of RT, it can be installed alongside the 3.0
> >>  and 3.2 series without any problems. This release is a big
> >>  improvement over previous versions and features many new features,
> >>  substantial performance improvements and a significant cleanup and
> >>  restructuring of the codebase.
> >
> > What is the a reason every version series of Request Tracker needs to be
> > packaged, instead of having a single request-tracker package that gets
> > updated with newer versions?
> Request Tracker is a development framework for trouble ticket systems.
> Users are encouraged to add new code to its (Perl) packages, and
> there's an overlay mechanism to support this.
> Unfortunately, this makes updates non-trivial, at least sometimes.

So you do a bit of testing before madly apt-get dist-upgrading your
production servers.  What a concept.

- Matt

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