View Poll Results: Do you use Ubuntu Backports Repositories?

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  • No

    17 20.99%
  • Yes (Stable trees)

    42 51.85%
  • Yes (Stable trees + Staging)

    22 27.16%
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Thread: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

  1. #1
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    Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    I'd just like to get some simple, quick information on the proportion of Ubuntu users who use the Backports project to keep the latest stable Ubuntu release up-to-date.

    I've learned enough statistics to know that the data collected through voluntary response is worthless to answering my question, but I was just curious...


    AGAIN, to reemphasize that ANY voluntary-response poll would have an unimaginable amount of bias -- don't take these results to heart!
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

  2. #2
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    Gutsy Gibbon Testing

    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    yes

  3. #3
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    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Well, I don't use the backports (might, if it was something really big), but I do use the extras.

  4. #4
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Yes, and staging, and it rocks. But you already know that

  5. #5
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    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Yes. I like up-to-date apps. I do install from source and build debian packges from debian sources myself, but backports often saves me the trouble.

    I have the stable repository in my sources.list and I automatically update to new stable packages. Sometimes I'll install from staging as well, if the app is interesting or I want to help test it.

  6. #6
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    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDay
    Well, I don't use the backports (might, if it was something really big), but I do use the extras.
    Just out of curiousity, have you grabbed a Firefox 1.0.3 yet? That's an important backport I wouldn't live without -- 1.0.2 and below has some serious security issues with Javascript.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

  7. #7
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    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Absolutely! In fact, thanks to your great "cheat sheet" and email responses, I built my own custom backport packages in addition to using the ones from UBP. A wise man once said, "to ubp or not to ubp, that is the question i ask of thee..."

    to ubp...

  8. #8
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    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Stable only, I'm faint of heart Great work though, and thanks a lot !

  9. #9
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    Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Yes
    I use the stable and extras and surely got firefox 1.03

    cheers good work

  10. #10
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    Re: Do you use Ubuntu Backports?

    Yes! I still can't believe the BitTornado in Hoary is broken....
    Those folks who try to impose analog rules on digital content will find themselves on the wrong side of the tidal wave.
    - Mark Shuttleworth

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