View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unsuported updates "hardy-backports"

September 11th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Ok in system/admin/software sources/Unsuported updates "hardy-backports"

what are these used for? do i need to have it checked off?
i did try it said 127 new updates.

September 11th, 2008, 06:21 PM
You don't need backports. They are newer versions of software in the supported repos, but the backports are not supported.

September 11th, 2008, 06:24 PM
backports are software that is schedles to be updated for the newer version of ubuntu, but most can be ported to work on older version, hence the term backports.
Now be careful with these as some can break your system if your not too careful as they are not tested the same or may need another newer application that has not been backported yet.

September 11th, 2008, 07:14 PM
ok thank you for that info wish i had asked this yesterday. but systems still working but not tried all apps yet.