Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476916
jetty to EPEL el5
Last modified: 2010-05-04 02:02:09 EDT
This is not a bug, but a humble request. :)
Could you please consider publishing jetty to the EPEL el5 repository too?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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(In reply to comment #0)
> This is not a bug, but a humble request. :)
> Could you please consider publishing jetty to the EPEL el5 repository too?
I personally won't be putting jetty into EPEL5 as it has had a number of security issues in the past (both jetty5 and jetty6) and there may be more discovered in the future.
I do not have the time to devote to it considering it could require back-ported solutions to alleviate serious security problems that are only solved in latest release. For example, an issue may be discovered in latest release jettyx and the fix may not back-port easily to the jetty level in EPEL5. Upgrading the older release may not be an option if certain RHEL packages at required levels don't exist or are considered stable and not to be upgraded. It is a potential can of worms waiting to happen.
With Fedora, there is a lot more flexibility since the package and its requirements can much easier be updated to current level so security fixes are simple to obtain and apply.