Ubuntu Package Management
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:
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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