[Xapian-discuss] perl bindings

Reini Urban rurban at x-ray.at
Thu Dec 16 17:03:42 GMT 2010

2010/11/27 Reini Urban <rurban at x-ray.at>:
> 2010/11/23 Tim Brody <tdb2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk>:
>> On Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:22:38 -0000, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 10:39:47AM +0000, Tim Brody wrote:
>>>> I've built RPMs for RHEL5/CentOS5 (with a different signing key) here:
>>>> http://rpm.eprints.org/xapian/5/
>>>> RHEL4 is eol and shouldn't be used.
>>> Hmm, RedHat say otherwise:
>>>    customer issues of all severity, proactive security, limited hardware
>>>    enablement, performance enhancements to enable long-term viability as a
>>>    virtualized guest on RHEL5 & 6
>>> According to that, even RHEL3 isn't EOL yet!
>>> But if nobody wants to maintain such packages (or even fund someone to do
>>> it), it's kind of irrelevant what the status of the OS is.
> I'm still forced to use RHEL4 on my production xapian server.
> In the cooperate environment this will not change in the next 3 years.
> I'm only updating xapian yearly now.
>> Hmm, well there's no harm in leaving the packages online but flag them as
>> unsupported/out of date. I'm about to retire my last server running RHEL4
>> and it's a long time since I even tried compiling xapian on it.

I gladfully found out that we will switch to RHEL 5 not in February 2012,
when RHEL4 support will run out, but one year earlier. I lied to my superiors.
Reini Urban

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