[ubuntu-uk] Distro release contents

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 08:33:26 GMT 2007

On 26/02/07, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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.

That's my understanding too. I think you'll find the timestamps on the
ISOs haven't changed.

> 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.

Again, I concur.

> 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
> updates.

There's a young project called APTonCD, or something like that, which
will build an ISO with the .debs that you specify. I think there might
be another project or two that will also do something similar.


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