Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 585324
Please upgrade to bzr-2.1
Last modified: 2010-07-02 14:54:23 EDT
Description of problem:
bzr in the RHEL6 beta is bzr-2.0.x. There's a few reasons to update that to bzr-2.1.x before RHEL6 final comes out:
* Ubuntu Lucid (the Canonical long term release) is going to ship with bzr-2.1.x. This is not a guarantee that the 2.1.x line will be supported for the life of that Ubuntu LTS release but it does increase the value of upstream maintaining 2.1.x as a supported platform.
* Important bzr plugins and tools using the bzr API have been ported to bzr-2.1.x now, not all have an active bzr-2.0.x branch.
* Fedora EPEL-5 has bzr-2.1.x (for the above reasons). So customers migrating from RHEL-5 with EPEL to RHEL-6 will need to manually uninstall the bzr from EPEL-5 and then reinstall the bzr from RHEL-6 if they upgrade an existing host.
The EPEL-5 bzr maintainer
I was corrected on my assumption that RHEL supports upgrades between major versions rather than having to do a reinstall. So the note about EPEL-5 vs RHEL-6 isn't so important. IMHO, it still looks bad that a customer will have bzr-2.1.x when using RHEL-5 and have to downgrade to bzr-2.0 when switching to RHEL-6 but they won't have the manual update step to worry about.
The first two points still stand.
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I'm setting Rebase keyword for this bugzilla. Since this is a rebase request, it has to be approved first. If you have a RHEL subscription, please file a support ticket for this issue, so it can be prioritized.
I would like to see this deployed as bzr-2.1 in RHEL6 since bzr is not part of RHEL5.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm setting Rebase keyword for this bugzilla. Since this is a rebase request,
> it has to be approved first. If you have a RHEL subscription, please file a
> support ticket for this issue, so it can be prioritized.
What version of RHEL should the support ticket be filed against? bzr is not a part of RHEL5 and RHEL6 is not a version option.
Thanks in advance,
I'm very sorry, I can't help you here - I don't have access to our support portal.
New package is prepared, switching status to modified.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.