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Bug fix

Do I have to go to 7.1.7 to fix this bug, since it is addressed as the fix for this bug or will a newer version fix it like 7.1.18 or 7.1.19 still fix it even if it is not listed in the list of fixes? You would think that the newer version more even if it not listed.pabug.PNG

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Re: Bug fix

Any time you see a bug fixed in a release, it will be fixed in all subsequent releases of the same branch. So in this case, the fix was in 7.1.7 so everything up to and including 7.1.19 (plus whatever comes next in 7.1) will also contain the fixes. 

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Re: Bug fix

@jdprovine,

Just to clarrify on @gwesson's last line; just because a bug was addressed in 7.1.19 does not necissarly mean it was addressed in 8.0.*. If the bug effected both code branches you could have to go to a patched version of 8.0 to get the same bug fix. 

 

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Re: Bug fix

@BPry @gwesson

So going to 7.1.18 or 7.1.19 won't necessarily address the bug I mentioned that was listed in what is fixed in 7.1.17. I was thinking the same way the gwesson was that subsequent releases would be buit on previous release and fix everything that 7.1.17 need and more

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Re: Bug fix

No that’s right, within the same code branch a bug fixed in 7.1.17 is still fixed in 7.1.18 and 7.1.19. I was just trying to point out a difference between code branches.
So essentially it would go like this; if a bug is patched in 7.1.17 then any subsequent maintenance release in 7.1 would still be patched for that bug. However, the bug could still exist within the 8.0 and 8.1 branch separately until it gets patched within their respective maintenance releases.
Hopefully that makes a bit more sense.
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Re: Bug fix

@BPry

Well the reason I ask is because I opened a support ticket and they told me my only choice was to install 7.1.17 or 8, that 7.1.18 or 7.1.19 would not fix the bug but they couldn't explain why.

 

I thought this was the case 

"So essentially it would go like this; if a bug is patched in 7.1.17 then any subsequent maintenance release in 7.1 would still be patched for that bug"

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Re: Bug fix

@jdprovine,

I can say with 99.8% certaintly that whoever you spoke with is wrong. That would essentially destroy PANs own documented upgrade process as you would have to install every single maintenance release to be fully patched for all known bugs. 

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Re: Bug fix

@BPry

That is not good news to hear that support is giving me inaccurate information, I would really like to go to 7.1.19

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Re: Bug fix

@BPry

Support wont' explain why only 7.1.17 will work to fix this bug

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Re: Bug fix

Sometimes (as with all software) there is a regression, where a different fix ends up breaking an unrelated issue. If that happened in 7.1.18 and the fix isn't coming out until 7.1.20 then it would make sense.

 

What issue ID (PAN-00000) are they saying is fixed in 7.1.17 but not in 7.1.18 or 7.1.19? If it's PAN-62447, then I think the typo in your initial post (it said 7.1.7, not 7.1.17) threw me off. If that is the issue ID, then it's definitely fixed in 7.1.17, 7.1.18, and 7.1.19. It's also fixed in every version of 8.0 and 8.1.

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