Package version differences between 14.04.4 iso and repo that apt-mirror downloaded

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Jun 10 06:13:31 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 3:16 PM, Russell Jones <russell-list at> wrote:
> I am a bit new to Ubuntu administration (I'm a Redhat guy), and have been
> working on a project for automated PXE installation of Ubuntu nodes.
> I ran into a strange issue where the gcc-4.8 version that is included with
> the latest 14.04.4 iso download differs from what apt-mirror gave me when I
> told it to mirror the "trusty" repo. Example:
> From the iso:
> [root at server main]# find . -name \*gcc-4.8\*
> ./g/gcc-4.8
> ./g/gcc-4.8/gcc-4.8_4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1_amd64.deb
> ./g/gcc-4.8/gcc-4.8-base_4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1_amd64.deb
> ./g/gcc-4.8/libgcc-4.8-dev_4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1_amd64.deb
> From the mirrored repo (shortened with just the base package as there's a
> lot of extras since it's the full repo):
> [root at repo pool]# find . -name \*gcc-4.8\* | grep base
> ./main/g/gcc-4.8/gcc-4.8-base_4.8.2-19ubuntu1_amd64.deb
> The iso was downloaded at the same time the repository was mirrored with
> apt-mirror.
> So my question is 2 fold I guess,
> 1) Why is the GCC version newer in the iso?
> 2) Why did telling apt-mirror to mirror the "Trusty" repository not grab the
> 4.8.4 version?

gcc-4.8-base_4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3_amd64.deb is in the
"trusty-security" suite. Have you mirrored it?

In CentOS terms, it's like mirroring the "[base]" and "[updates]" repos.

(Ubuntu also has a "trusty-updates" suite.)

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