Race condition in puppet.

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 13:36:27 UTC 2008

I second that. I would really like to have a non devel port as well.
However I believe 2 versions would be an overkill. The last but one
should be a more feasible options.


On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:56 PM, Garrett Cooper <yanefbsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 1:58 AM, Russell Jackson <raj at csub.edu> wrote:
>> sysutils/puppet-devel (0.24.x) is actually the current release.
>> Personally, I think sysutils/puppet should be removed and
>> sysutils/puppet-devel promoted in its place.
> Russell,
>     I disagree. Given the release cycle of puppet (seems to vary
> between 1 ~ 5 months per major release), I think it would be wise to
> avoid making the -devel port the default as not all admins may be
> willing to port their infrastructures to the latest version of puppet,
> unless pushed to do so out of necessity.
>     I do think that the non-devel version should lag at most 2
> versions (possibly 1 at most) behind the latest version though to
> avoid making the lives of some admins difficult.
>     Sometimes devs can make mistakes in patch releases which cause
> regressions in behavior, or they might not have the resources or the
> visibility to test on all target platforms. Not supposed to happen,
> but it does on occasion. Hence, the long qualifying period between
> release and deployment with high-risk administration environments.
> My 2 cents...
> -Garrett

Subhro Kar
Software Engineer
Dynamic Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
EPY-3, Sector: V
Salt Lake City

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