Package upgrade policy, was: Re: Feisty upgrades?

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Wed May 9 18:53:17 UTC 2007

Jonathan Hirschman <jonathan at> writes:

> I thought that Ubuntu tracked Debian unstable? Can anyone tell me
> when/if packages tend to get updated for a given revision? I have a
> great Edgy server install going, but I use Ghostscript in a custom app,
> and I'd really hate having to build from source...

Ubuntu does track Debian unstable, but they don't freeze it two days
before they release a new version.  According to this page
(, Ubuntu Feisty got
frozen back in December.

John L. Fjellstad
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