Elizabeth Krumbach on 7 Feb 2010 11:09:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu -- selectively updating from unstable

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Greg Helledy <gregsonh@gra-inc.com> wrote:
> Does Ubuntu have anything like backports.org?

ie: http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic-backports/

But you won't find a backport for something like perl because of how
much depends on it, it's more targeted toward applications.

There are also Launchpad PPAs (personal package archives) which are
maintained by "anyone with a launchpad account who promises not to do
anything naughty" (read: most of them are OK to date, just be
cautious). Sometimes developers will release "backport" versions of
their packages in these PPAs so they can be easy to install in older
versions (especially LTS releases), or have them there as leftover
from before they got their software into the Ubuntu repositories for
new releases. But again, perl probably won't be among them.

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2
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