PPA vs. Ubuntu backports vs. getdeb.net vs. ???
linuxuadio at rytmisk.net
Wed Mar 18 07:22:49 GMT 2009
> ahoy all,
> like many, i am still running Ubuntu Studio (UBS) 8.04 Hardy
> waiting for Jaunty and the real time kernel. thanks to everyone for
> the work/effort to make this distro work.
> i have been running into some bugs recently that have been fixed
> in newer versions of the software (e.g. Rosegarden), but i am unsure
> what is the recommended/safest way to install more recent versions of
> software. my main concern is making the upgrade to Jaunty smooth as
> possible when it arrives. i am a bit overwhelmed by the choices, and
> being new to Ubuntu/Debian packages/etc, looking for some guidance.
> for installing more recent packages in an older release like Hardy
> 8.04, one seems to have at least 4 options:
> + use a PPA, such as the one provided by Khashayar at
> + enable backports from the Ubuntu, e.g. deb-src
> http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted
> universe multiverse
> + simply install deb files from getdeb.net
> + download/compile each project from source to get latest/greatest
> in general, i assume backports would be a good thing.
> unfortunately, they do not contain many UBS-related packages. also,
> by default it is disabled in apt/sources.list. is this for a reason?
> after that, PPA makes the most sense, as new updates will be received
> "automagically". however, i am afraid that may hose the inevitable
> upgrade from Hardy to Intrepid to Jaunty.
> any comments/advice/rants/etc greatly appreciated.
I guess you know this already, but the new (beta) of 64studio
(http://www.64studio.com/) is based on ubuntu hardy. I have successfully
updated a plain ubuntu hardy to their 3.0 beta by adding the
repositories and installed the appropriate packages. There is a rt
2.6.29 kernel as well as updated rosegarden ardour and so forth.
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