[SATLUG] Request discussion of the automatic updating of a distro

John Chalinder argiod at bresnan.net
Mon Dec 17 01:15:53 CST 2007

Indeed, there are only two major distributions per year: one in May, the other 
in October. You can tell when your distribution came out from it's number.
For example, the latest distribution is version 7.10: 7 for 2007, 10 for 
October. So, the next release will be 8.05: 8 for 2008, 05 for May.

On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 21:36:39 -0600
  herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> Sean Carolan wrote:
>>> I would be thrilled if you experienced users would discuss how to
>>> appraise the constant flow of updates. What your feelings are about this
>>> feature and how you use it.
>> As long as you don't have any kernel modules that are compiled just
>> for a specific kernel, you should be fine just letting Ubuntu's
>> automatic updater do it's thing.  I have VMWare compiled for my
>> current running kernel, so this needs to be re-done each time I update
>> the kernel. 
> Thanks Sean
> Am I correct in assuming that an update to the kernal would only occur with 
>an upgrade? For instance if I accept the offered 7.10 but would not happen 
>just from the security and bug fixes?
>>  I think I have a couple of other programs like Cisco's
>> VPN client, but no deal killers.  I run Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop and
>> enjoy that the updater generally
>> "just works".
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