Bug 807729 - RFE: update to a recent release
RFE: update to a recent release
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mercurial (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vojtech Vitek
: FutureFeature, Rebase
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Reported: 2012-03-28 11:09 EDT by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2015-03-04 18:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-05-10 09:33:10 EDT
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Description Jonathan Underwood 2012-03-28 11:09:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Would it be possible to update mercurial to a more recent release than 1.4? Mercurial is a leaf package (nothing else seems to require it), so this shouldn't be a major issue. The main motivation for this request is that the Eclipse plug-in requires at least mercurial 1.5. 1.4 is more than 3 years old at this point.

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Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2012-03-28 15:18:37 EDT
Thanks for the suggestion, but without customers pushing for it via support ticket, the rebase is unlikely to happen - as the RHEL update capacity is limited. It is a kind of unfortunate situation - as the EPEL policy afaik forbids to ship newer than RHEL package - so you can't use EPEL for this.

Therefore - if you have an active subscription - please contact product support with this request to raise its priority - bugzilla is just tracking tool for RHEL.
Comment 3 Jonathan Underwood 2012-05-02 17:40:34 EDT
Well, the issue is that holding back the rhel version prevents packaging things for EPEL (such as the eclipse plugin), which was my motivation for making the request - I'm an EPEL contributor - I don't have an RHEL active subscription, in fact.
Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2012-05-10 09:33:10 EDT
I see your point, but I don't see a mercurial rebase likely to happen in RHEL-6 at the moment - it still needs a slot for testing and introduces risk of regression in production environment.

If there is some dependency issue for other potential epel packages/update, probably you could discuss some kind of exception on epel-devel list or on epel sig meeting - to have e.g. mercurial15 package in epel-6. It might be accepted by them, as you said, mercurial is leaf (and more toolchain) package.

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