Upgrading programs

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Tue Jun 12 01:39:46 BST 2007


On Monday 11 June 2007, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> seem to appear as a possible upgrade. (No doubt, if I upgraded to
> Feisty I would get newer versions of many programs.)

Exactly.

> It was a request for information as much as anything. It seems that you
> are suggesting that it is better to leave things alone unless there is
> a pressing reason to upgrade.

Leaving well enough alone is usually the best course.  Building a new version 
of something can sometimes wind up being so complicated that you wind up with 
a Linux From Scratch system on the far side of the ordeal.  I've been through 
a few rounds of that, and it taught me patience in waiting for the package 
maintainers to wade through that sea of misery for me.  It also taught me an 
appreciation for package maintainers!
-- 
D. Michael McIntyre 



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