Ubuntu Package Management

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Wed May 7 22:29:02 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 15:17 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> Unlikely.  Generally, the version of software included in a release is
> not updated, so as to keep the release as consistent as possible..
> Security fixes and important functionality fixes are often backported
> to older versions of the software.  I don't really know how it all
> works or what criteria is used to determine which software will be
> updated to a new version, but I do know not to expect such from update
> manager.
> Note that "backport" repos are there for the purpose of installing new
> versions of software into existing releases of Ubuntu, at the cost of
> not being officially supported.

I guess it makes sense to add that the best way to get OO.org 2.4 is to
upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04:

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