When do packages get updated?

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When do packages get updated?

Post by watchingdogs » 2019/12/03 00:49:35

There is a bug in a package that seems to be fixed in a later version, I see that it has been successfully built on koji on Nov 12, 2019. How often do they update packages? https://koji.mbox.centos.org/koji/build ... ildID=5028.
I've also tried downloaded the src rpm, but got denied permission

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Re: When do packages get updated?

Post by jlehtone » 2019/12/03 07:10:56

* Issue is discovered
* Red Hat evaluates the issue
* Red Hat releases patches for the product that (a) they support and (b) need the patch. Some patches are postponed to next point release [1]
* Sources become available to CentOS
* CentOS rebuilds the packages
* CentOS releases the packages
* User installs the update. Some users stubbornly refuse to update for several years

[1] A point update is a large collection of packages. It is not released piece-wise. CentOS is currently working on the 8.1 point update.

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Re: When do packages get updated?

Post by Daichi42 » 2019/12/10 15:20:20

The problem is that they're holding something as trivial as tzdata. As of 2019 my country isn't observing DST anymore, but it would start on the second week of October. So for my default timezone, since October, CentOS 8 thinks we're -02:00, but we're actually -03:00. The fix was done on 2019b-1, which was in July.
I can see it on https://koji.mbox.centos.org/koji/build ... ildID=4608, but can't download it.
Had to download the source from a third-party provider (https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-err ... 09204.html) and compile it myself. No problem there, but I'm starting to see how CentOS IS changing since some time ago.

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