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jakupl
January 27th, 2009, 08:01 AM
I just did what nobody should do, I added sources to my sources.list without really knowing what they do.
I added the launchpad sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main
When I ran the update manager there were a lot of security updates,
So what do the launchpad sources really contain? Is it buggy?

theozzlives
January 27th, 2009, 08:07 AM
I'm adventurous and keep good backups so I would install them and find out.

kostkon
January 27th, 2009, 08:09 AM
I just did what nobody should do, I added sources to my sources.list without really knowing what they do.
I added the launchpad sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main
When I ran the update manager there were a lot of security updates,
So what do the launchpad sources really contain? Is it buggy?
You can see what this PPA offers here (https://launchpad.net/~do-core/+archive).

I don't see anything strange on there.

It is just a coincidence that you also got security updates. That happened because after your added the PPA, you did an apt-get update, either manually or automatically (if you added the PPA using the Software Sources utility).

Furthermore, just to know, I don't think thay you can get updates from a PPA labeled as security in the update manager; this only can happen for packages from the "official" repos.