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Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal


On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 23:48 -0500, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 20:39 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > So we should also never upgrade /usr/bin/python, /usr/bin/perl, or
> > /usr/bin/gcc to point at a new upstream version because users may
> have local
> > programs that assume particular non-standard behavior from these
> programs,
> > right?
> I think that's a different case.  There is a big difference between a
> newer version of the same program and a totally different program with
> fewer features.

It's possible for programs to completely change between versions. There
really is no difference in reality between switching from program A to
program B and switching from program A 1.1 to 1.2. The risk of problems
is exactly the same.


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