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Re: [gpsd-dev] Time for a snap release due to the leapsecond change!

From: Ed W
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Time for a snap release due to the leapsecond change!
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:08:58 +0100
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On 01/07/2012 21:45, Gary E. Miller wrote:
Yo Greg!

On Sun, 01 Jul 2012 07:25:16 -0400
Greg Troxel <address@hidden> wrote:

As much as I don't like having packages download bits, it might be
nice to have a leap second file and a way to grab the new one from
usno, so that release and leap second update can be decoupled.


I update my local pci and vendor/products lists with update scripts.
I update my ssl CAs and SMART disk tables with update scripts.

So a simple CLI tool to do so has a lot of precedent.


The chrony guys already had something like this debate (admittedly quite some months before the event):

The executive summary is that nothing is free, it can "cost" as much to maintain a database as shipping a release or relying on imperfect information.


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