[rt-users] RT repo packages

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Feb 7 15:38:25 EST 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Sibley" <trs at bestpractical.com>

> We've pushed for 4.0 in the past with various distro maintainers. I
> believe most popular distros have _some_ sort of 4.0 package now, but
> how up to date it is depends on the maintainer.
> Our Debian maintainer (Dominic) is great, and the request-tracker4
> package versions usually track pretty close to the latest release if
> you use backports or "unstable". Lags do occur, such as when Debian
> freezes the package trees in advance of release.
> Ubuntu gets all the RT packages from Debian, usually with some of it's
> own lag and quirks built-in. It's "community maintained" which means
> no one at Canonical is responsible for dealing with it (even for
> security!) unless prodded in an approved (albeit documented) process.
> I don't think we'd advocate for pulling 3.8 packages entirely until
> it's officially EOL'd. Still, I believe there is an Ubuntu ticket in
> Launchpad about pulling 3.8 from the next distro version they release
> (opened by someone from the RT community).

Perhaps, at the very least, doing one final release that says "DEPRECIATED"
somewhere, in large, friendly letters?

As a field report, BTW: SuSE 12.1 has no packages at all, even in Packman,
and CentOS5 has only rt3 (of unknown release), even with epel and remi.

Alas, though those are my 2 target OSs, I'm not sufficiently adept at this
point with either RT or packaging to volunteer.

-- jra
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