342 updates on new Breezy

Al Gordon runlevel7 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 15:32:37 UTC 2005

On 9/26/05, Albert <albertwagner at cox.net> wrote:
> As a new user of Ubuntu, I am still trying to understand what's
> going on.  Immediately upon installing 5.10, I was notified of
> 342 updates pending.  I waited until this morning to install
> them.  It appeared to me that everything from the kernel to
> fonts, was updated.  I don't understand how so many packages
> could require updating on a new install.  Would someone please
> explain, or point me to appropriate docs?

Ubuntu 5.10 (aka. "the Breezy Badger") is the next release of Ubuntu,
not the current one.  It's still under development.  There will be
numerous updates to it until next month, when it's scheduled to be
locked down as the next stable release.

Until then, if you need something with less updates (and potential for
everything to break when those updates are applied) you should install
Ubuntu 5.04.

The version number 5.10 means that it's scheduled to be released as
stable in October of 2005.


  -- AL --

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