Could Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) users install some packages in higher Ubuntu versions ?

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Tue Jan 26 20:36:33 UTC 2010

> Would apt-get install work for packages requiring newer libraries? If
> the newer libraries were installed could that break other apps that use
> older libs?
You would either have to enable the backports repository in your
sources.list, or compile them yourself, or download the .deb files and
make sure to cover dependencies. If it broke the older libs, I would
have installed the new program into /opt/ and pointed everything in
there, but that might be too advanced.

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