What is the methodology followed for deprecating package versions on ubuntu package repo (hirsute)?

Asked by Yash Aggarwal


I wanted to get more info on how package versions removed from ubuntu's package repo. I am using python3-uno in a docker container (ubuntu hirsute) and its versions seems to be getting upgraded every 2-3 months with older versions getting removed.

The latest version is python3-uno_7.1.5 and the last version in use has been removed. I am getting a 404 error while trying to get http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libr/libreoffice/python3-uno_7.1.4-0ubuntu0.21.04.1_amd64.deb

Can I expect similar update frequency in the future or were the recent updates due to some issue that needed fixing?

Thanks for your time!

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

see https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hirsute/+source/libreoffice/+changelog for the change log. You should expect similar updates also in future.

It seems to me that you are not using the package repository in the right way. You should not directly access the *.deb files on the archive.ubuntu.com server, but you should use the package management program (e.g. apt) for doing that. The package management programs verify what the current version is for a certain package and download it. If there was a new one published, then they download the new one.

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Yash Aggarwal (y-aggarwal) said :

Got it. I'll use apt for getting the package.
Thank you.
Really appreciate the quick response.

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Yash Aggarwal (y-aggarwal) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.