Outdated packages

Asked by Bachsau on 2009-05-17

Hmm, your library includes such little packages, but you can't keep it up to date? Google Earth and RealPlayer are outdated. RealPlayer even doesn't work me, as it gives gtk errors.

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Best Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) said : #1

Yes, of course, we keep outdated packages on purpose. Personally, I'm hitting 'F5' the whole day on Google Earth's and RealPlayer's websites to know when they release a new version, so that I'll be able to laugh at our users: "ha! they are using outdated softwares, lol!!!!1". Besides, I'm following a forecaster course to be able to magically guess and fix bugs for users who do not file bug reports but only complain with "it gives gtk errors".

Anyway, if users are willing to contribute, debdiffs are welcome...

Bachsau (bachsau) said : #2

Lol, that gtk error is fixed. Seems that the player didn't like a non utf8 locale set.

Anyway, if someone runs a service he/she should keep it up to date or abandon to run it. Or you shouldn't distribute packages of software like this. There's no reason for it, as it can be downloaded from the official pages, so you could restrain your service on providing things like libdvdcss, the win32 codecs and similar.

Bachsau (bachsau) said : #3

Thanks Lionel Le Folgoc, that solved my question.

Maxence DUNNEWIND (maxenced) said : #4

but ... oh my god ... really ?
I just checked the Ubuntu repositories, and what could I see ?
Most of the software aren't packaged with the last release (you know, the new minor version released 2 hours ago).

What a poor/not up-to-date/retarded distro :( Go go on <put another distro name here>

My 2 cents