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From Leif Hedstrom <zw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Semi Official Package Repo
Date Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:59:09 GMT

On Nov 10, 2013, at 6:26 AM, Igor Galić <i.galic@brainsware.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> Inspired by PostgreSQL's move[1][2], I've been considering to
> go down the road of offering (at least) RPM and Deb packages*
> for CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu of the latest supported
> Apache Traffic Server releases.


There is some precedence here for e.g. OpenOffice.

-- Leif 
> 
> This would increase the initial effort on our side considerably,
> but also cut *down* in user support negotiation, e.g.:
> 
> * How did you compile your version of ATS?
> * Oh, but did you remember to install these libraries before?
> * please use <binary> -- I don't have <binary> -- Oh, you forgot
> to install <library> before compiling…
> 
> It would also considerably increase the adoption rate of new
> releases as it did in the case of PostgreSQL.
> 
> Please consider that I don't know the exact legal status in the
> case of the PostgreSQL Foundation, but since the only product
> the ASF legally supports is source code, those packages would be,
> as the Subject suggests, only semi-official.
> 
> I'd like to get feedback from both, developers (and packagers)
> as well as users. If someone wants to jump in and volunteer to
> create either of those please do that also ;)
> 
> So long,
> 
> Igor
> 
> [1] https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/YUM_Installation
> [2] https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Apt
> *   why not FreeBSD or Solaris? Because those people are assumed
>    to know how to compile new software ;)
> 
> 
> --
> Igor Galić
> 
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