[thelist] Just moved from Vista to Ubuntu -Web Dev Help???

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Sep 29 14:22:20 CDT 2009

On 29 Sep 2009, at 20:15, Fred Jones wrote:

>>> In my experience the packages are OK for simple local testing.  
>>> Unless
>>> you need something very specific...
>> And for production use too - otherwise you won't get the security
>> updates nicely.
> Well you may not always want them. My workstation wanted to upgrade to
> PHP 5.3 but I read that some software I test on it won't work on 5.3.
> So I had to stop that upgrade. :)

Package-managed updates shouldn't upgrade functional versions; just  
provide necessary defect/security fix updates.

This is strictly enforced in Debian (and Ubuntu I think); don't know  
what other distros' policy is.


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