Suggest to upgrade some software in base

David O'Brien obrien at
Sun Jun 27 10:02:47 PDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 04:54:08PM +0200, Divacky Roman wrote:
> Hi,
> I digged through our base system and looked for versions of contributed
> soft.  I found these program which could (and I think should) be easily
> and painlessly upgraded (before 5.3 as 5-STABLE) because they are
> outdated etc...  these are:
> file - 3.41 -> 4.09
> Painless upgrade and the benefit is much newer magic file

Only semi-painless.  The code and how it is built has changed around a
lot, else I would have upgraded it by now.  That said, in progress; but
lower priority than my toolchain work.

And why does this have to happen before 5-STABLE?  I can certainly MFC
something like this.

> ntp, 4.1.0 -> 4.2.0 Another one which cannot hurt to have up-to-date
> and also I dont see reason why this shouldnt be painless (4.2.0
> includes openssl - benefit)

IIRC, ntp upgrades are never totally pain free.
-- David  (obrien at

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