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Re: [suse-security] Patching Pine



On Monday 15 Sep 2003 08:27, Markus Gaugusch wrote:
> SuSE fixes the old version instead of rolling out the new one. Newer
> versions may have new and unknown bugs or other dependencies to other
> packages. To keep the system stable, they fix the bug in the old version.

Call me a cynic if you like, but I also think it's convenient commercial 
logic.  SuSE releases are kept distinct as package versions are fixed, at 
some point you upgrade to a newer release, generally buying an updgrade set.

Rob


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