Backports ??

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Wed Sep 10 09:26:32 BST 2008

2008/9/10 Nigel Ridley <nigel at>:
> I've been meaning to ask this for some time now - what advantages are there in enabling the
> backports repos? Are there any disadvantages?
> Blessings,
> Nigel
> --

you get new versions of packages that are considered unsafe for main,
when packages are updated, they are sent to main, if the update
affects the minor version number, but if the major version number
changed, ubuntu has a policy of putting this package in the backports
instead. i never got any problems from backports so far

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.

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