[arch-general] latest kernel update surprise

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 22 14:59:41 UTC 2020

On 3/22/20 10:48 AM, Piscium via arch-general wrote:
> Another example, Conky. There was an upstream bug when displaying used
> RAM, which was fixed in upstream git but months passed and upstream
> would not release a new version. So after months of wait I got pissed
> off with this RAM display issue and installed the AUR version of
> conky. In Fedora in a similar situation typically the Fedora packager
> would create a new version of the package with the patch. I don't know
> if that happened in the specific case of conky, I have not checked, I
> am just talking about what typically happened. Arch has the policy of
> not patching upstream code unless needed to fit the Arch way of doing
> things. That is one of the reasons why I said that Fedora is more
> stable than Arch. That said, Fedora 13 for me was an horror story, I
> had lots of kernel crashes!

Note that backporting an upstream fix is not considered "patching
upstream code". In that case, it will just depend on how problematic the
issue is and whether it justifies the effort of a backport.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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