Newbie questions about updates

Scott geekboy at
Wed Aug 23 07:03:26 UTC 2006

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 03:14:46 +0200, Stegozor wrote:

> Hi,
> I switched to Ubuntu around 10 days ago and I have some newbie 
> questions. Here's some of them related to updates:
> The latest Firefox version available for GNU/Linux are 

Ubuntu (and Debian) always seem to be a bit behind on Firefox security
updates.  Why, I've never understood as Linux distros pride themselves on
quick security updates.   

I've seen it take 7-10 days after Mozilla releases the updated versions
(Firefox and Thunderbird) before Debian or Ubuntu make them available.

HOWEVER, I was wondering about as well as it's been quite a while
now. So I did some checking and.....

Unlike, doesn't appear to be a security related update. 
It's just a single bugfix.

Therefore I'm guessing we won't see a update from Ubuntu.  As long
as they (eventually) take care of the security-related updates, I'm
cool. Nine out of 10 of them wouldn't affect me anyway.

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