[ubuntu-uk] Distro release contents

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Feb 26 08:26:21 GMT 2007


Llywelyn Owen wrote:
> Are the versions of packages in a recent releases of say, Edgy,
> different to those included on the original release date? In other
> words is there an advantage to downloading a 'current' Edgy install CD
> rather than use a copy of one from last year? Would I save on updates
> effort?

As I understand it, the Edgy ISO image you down load now is the same as
it was when released last October.

An updated image was released for Dapper (version 6.06.01, I think)
which was an updated image, but that was unusual and possibly due to the
long term support nature of Dapper.

There is probably a way to build a distro with all the latest updates
included, but that is way beyond me! Meanwhile, you will need to do th

Updated ISO images of version under development are made available. For
example, Feisty is up to Herd 4 release. But I would only use these
versions in a test/non-production environment.

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