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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Why Redhat 8.0 / 9.0 still use 2.0.40 (+ security fixes)
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 16:08:48 GMT
At 06:47 AM 6/27/2003, Mark J Cox wrote:
>> For those who wonder why Redhat didn't update Apache 2.0 in distro
>> 8.0 and 9.0, just read :
>> 
>> http://www.redhat.com/advice/speaks_backport.html
>
>Apache httpd was an example that I happened to remember when writing that
>explanation - Apache is far from the worst offender to mix security
>updates with other changes in a new release ;)

This is a good example of why Jeff Trawick and I spent many posts arguing
the benefits of maintaining binary compatibility from update to update within
the remaining releases of Apache 2.0 :-)

Unfortunately, that doesn't help 2.0.40 deployments or earlier.

Bill





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