How to tell whether a package is part of "Server" or "Desktop"
version of Ubuntu; decoding 3-year vs 5-year support
schoflist at dakim.com
Mon Jun 12 22:31:50 BST 2006
As I understand it, the Desktop version of Ubuntu Dapper LTS will be
supported for 3 years, while the Server version of Dapper will be
supported for 5 years.
I see on http://www.ubuntu.com/support/paid that:
> The desktop, server, developer and thin client/cluster support
> packages cover different sets of components in the Ubuntu
> An up-to-date list of what is supported on the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
> (Long Term Support) release will be available on Thursday 1st June
Yet I haven't been able to find this information anywhere. Is my
Google-Fu weak, or has this information not yet been released?
I'm pretty sure that the default install from the server CD would be
supported for 5 years. What if I install ubuntu-desktop on top of a
server install? Those packages are probably only supported for 3
years. But how do I know, when I'm planning a server rollout, exactly
what packages will be supported for how long? Are all command-line
apps considered "Server" while all GUI's are considered "Desktop?"
Where is the boundary between the two?
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