[Mailman-Users] mailman 2.1.18 for RHEL 5

Lindsay Haisley (linode) fmouse at fmp.com
Mon Feb 17 12:24:36 EST 2020

On Feb 17, 2020, at 10:45 AM, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
>> On 2020-02-17 10:56, Bill Cole wrote:
>> RedHat has a policy of nailing down nominal versions of software with 
>> each major RHEL release and then backporting whatever fixes they deem 
>> important into their packages over the life of the major release, adding 
>> their own subordinate versioning. 

> An unfortunate side effect of this is that it makes it very difficult to
> support some software on Red Hat because you don't know for sure what
> codebase you're actually running, except that it's probably neither fish
> nor fowl nor good red meat.

This is common practice for all major distributions. The only way to keep up with upstream versions is to install from same from the git-go. This has its own pitfalls, but I do this for Mailman and have never had a problem.

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