SuSE updates policy?
From: Marcin P. (mar_10_at_gazeta.SMIECIWON.pl)
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:26:54 +0100
I am new to SuSE and want to know something about SuSE's updates policy.
SuSE watcher have just reported that thera are some critical fixes for KDE
3.3.0. Nice, but I am running KDE 3.3.2 from KDE suplementary updates
source. Now I am in doubt - should I download and install available updates
on top od KDE 3.3.2 or maybe just ignore them because I'm running newer KDE
version? Or maybe should I downgrade whole KDE to 3.3.0 and then install
updates because installing 3.3.0 may break 3.3.2 dependecies? BTW, I am
ex-Mandraker and noticed that SuSE does not guard dependencies as tight as
Mandrake does. I have done some experiments with RPMS (no --nodeps or
--force) and find out some not working apps because of broken libs
dependecies. RPM did not say anything when I have been installing those
breakin deps packages. Noticed also that spec files of some source RPM
packages do have build reqiurements commented out. Is this common practice
on SuSE or just coincidence - packages from careless RPM builders. I used
to build packages for Mandrake and now I am going to continue with SUSE so
the question is - is there any SuSE-specific RPM building howto?