The should push there patches to upstream for doing this, since there packages are often heavy patched.
This would be bettter for them and for other distrubtuions since most of there's stuff require many patches that can't be applied in other distrubtions (look at unity for arch or something a like).
Fedora did something alike to and you had to reinstall to upgrade, so what is better ?
Originally Posted by VoodooSyxx
AFAIK, most of the patches that are not upstreamed are either not useful upstream and/or upstream doesn't want them.
Originally Posted by Thaodan