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June 4th, 2008, 06:08 AM
While looking for some new and updated software, I found what I was looking for under http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/

Before I just start downloading stuff, what exactly is this tree? Is it associated with any particular version of ubuntu? Is there any way of accessing it through apt?


June 4th, 2008, 09:02 AM
I donīt know which version of Ubuntu you are using but if it is Hardy edit your source list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and add this lines

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb http://hr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

If you are not using Hardy then in these lines replace hardy with your version name.Save file and close it.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

June 4th, 2008, 06:07 PM
No, that's not correct. I am running hardy. I do get the security updates. Those come from http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy.

What I am asking about is http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ and more specifically, http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gadmin-dhcpd/ and http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gadmin-bind/

These are not in the normal hardy distribution. ...Hardy has the older versions wrapped up in "gadmintools". I need the newer versions.

So the question still remains, what is this "pool" tree? Is it "safe" to use stuff found in there? And, is there a way to get to it through apt?