Ubuntu Package Management

chicharras chicharras at gmail.com
Thu May 8 01:16:22 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> 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:
>  http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/804overview
>  http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/804

Thank you Rashkae and Mario.
I googled "ubuntu backport repos" and the first hit turned out to be a
very clear confirmation of what Rashkae explains. I will navigate
through the references on that page and read more.



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