View Full Version : [ubuntu] Proposed and backports

October 11th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Ubuntu 10.04
Just out of curiosity, how stable are the lucid-proposed and lucid-backports options in the software sources settings?

October 11th, 2010, 09:07 PM
The packages themselves should be stable (in other words, not betas or alphas), but they aren't tested as much as the software in main.

October 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM
I think there is no easy answer to that. It's a gamble, as it is in testing development version, but, still, I'm doing it... :) Precisely, I'm doing both (on two machines, one with 10.10 and one with 11.04)...

October 11th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Would having those packages cause any incompatibility with upgrading to the next release?

October 11th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I think not. They will become official upgrades once they are tested&approved. Next release will have appropriate version #s and everything will be OK.