What's up with aptitude?

Alan Milnes deep64blue at itguru.org.uk
Wed Jul 30 16:28:57 UTC 2008

Robert Dailey wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Alan Milnes <deep64blue at itguru.org.uk 
> <mailto:deep64blue at itguru.org.uk>> wrote:
>     Ubuntu 8.04 is an LTS release, which means it will be stable and
>     supported for a number of years. Changes are very carefully managed and
>     are mainly for security fixes etc. This is a *good* thing ESPECIALLY for
>     Servers.
>     You can have a look in Software Sources and enable proposed and
>     unsupported updates if you want to live at the edge - or download the
>     betas of Intrepid (the next Ubuntu version) and try it out.
> Thanks for your help.
> I think what I need to do is install Intrepid. This server of mine is 
> only a small personal server that I use for a couple of things, so I 
> don't mind a devel version of Ubuntu on it, if that's the way I have to 
> go for the latest packages. Can I update my version of Ubuntu to 
> Intrepid easily through PuTTY? If so, can you tell me where to start? 
> Perhaps there's a tutorial I can read? Thanks again.


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