On Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:45:44 +0400
Peter Lemenkov <lemenkov(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2013/12/2 Dave Johansen <davejohansen(a)gmail.com>:
> I recently submitted ODB 2.2 to the EPEL for EL 5/6 and version 2.3
> has been released (
> ). The wiki seems to indicate that updating software for feature
> releases is discouraged (
> ), so is updating ODB to 2.3 in the EPEL not really possible?
> Assuming that's the case, is there a recommended solution for
> maintaining access to newer versions of ODB for EL users?
ODB is still a "young" package (in terms of existing in EL
repositories) so I would update it anyway. However in the future ypu'd
better to provide parallel-installable odb30, odb40 etc packages.
The questions to ask are:
Does the upgrade require intervention? ie, if someone did the upgrade
would they have to manually change config files, or migrate databases
Next, is the package a gui one that changes look and feel? ie, would
some user who updated suddenly have to relearn where the various
Finally, does it change abi/api any? If it was updated would people
have to rebuild other things to work with it?
I don't know the answers to these for ODB off hand. ;)