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Re: Status of revivesa
Quentin Garnier <cube%cubidou.net@localhost> wrote:
> > Or, does the "compatibility problem" only affect chroot environments
> > where any base libraries must not be updated?
> Yes. But all of that has already been discussed, you know. You could
> have read the archives.
> The thing is, system administrators, which is our target in this
> discussion, please keep that in mind, tend to be rather conservative
> when it comes to upgrading machines. The more conservative they can be,
> the happier they will be.
Well, such "conservatism" could be called "laziness". Fair enough, and
understandable. However, it does not mean that we should taint kernel with
3000+ lines (which invade all threading, and even mutex implementation) to
support very specific compatibility needs. But yes, from my daily practise,
often administrators just ignore software engineering points..
Looking at real world, business and administrators somehow survive with
systems which break compatibility often. For critical production systems,
quality assurance / testing people provide entire upgrade plan, etc. That
does not mean we should stop doing good job on compatibility support, but
read my first paragraph again.
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