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J03y
October 22nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
Is there a way to download applications from Ubuntu 8.04 to 7.10 w/o upgrading to 8.04 using synaptic? Like changing the sources list or something? If its possible then please tell me if its safe or not.

# Wait never mind, sorry about making this thread. You can let it die now.

kellemes
October 22nd, 2008, 08:52 PM
Is there a way to download applications from Ubuntu 8.04 to 7.10 using synaptic? Like changing the sources list or something? If its possible then please tell me if its safe or not.

You can change the sources but it is not safe.
Is a distribution upgrade no option?

oskar2000
October 22nd, 2008, 08:56 PM
possible: yes
safe: no

The problem is that a simple installation can result in a partial upgrade that can ruin your system. For example FF3 will need the new GTK, which might break a lot of other apps. If you leave the Hardy repo in, you will effectively get a system upgrade with the next update.

oskar2000
October 22nd, 2008, 08:59 PM
Is a distribution upgrade no option?
Wouldn't necessarily recommend that if 7.10 runs fine. Hardy broke a lot of hardware compatibility for me and a bunch of other people.



What do you want to install... maybe there are packages for Feisty out there.

Kilobyte
October 22nd, 2008, 08:59 PM
Is there a way to download applications from Ubuntu 8.04 to 7.10 w/o upgrading to 8.04 using synaptic? Like changing the sources list or something? If its possible then please tell me if its safe or not.

It is possible, but I would advise against it.
May I ask why you don't upgrade to 8.04?

tom56
October 22nd, 2008, 09:09 PM
Enable the backports repo in System -> Administration -> Software Sources