PPA vs. Ubuntu backports vs. getdeb.net vs. ???
wayne at jawnee.org
Thu Mar 19 13:13:19 GMT 2009
On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 08:22 +0100, Ketil Thorgersen wrote:
> wayne skrev:
> > 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
> > https://launchpad.net/~khashayar/+archive
> > <https://launchpad.net/%7Ekhashayar/+archive>
> > + 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.
> Best regards
> Ketil Thorgersen
thanks. though i have seen 64Studio mentioned from time to time, i
did not know it was based on Ubuntu Hardy. however, i was hoping to
stick with the Ubuntu world for now, just to not have a whole new slew
of quirks/etc to learn.
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