Powertop 2.9 is obsolete

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Powertop 2.9 is obsolete (from Mar 10, 2017) please upgrade ubuntu with the last version 2.10 (from Jan 04, 2019).


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug. Please add links showing that 2.9 is no longer supported. Just because a newer version exists doesn't make an older version "obsolete"

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Philippe (phil995511) said :

Since many CPUs have been on the market since, in my opinion, it is correct to say that version 2.9 vs 2.10 is obsolete.

There is no major bug but a non-optimal hardware support. In 2 years there are many changes...

You can not ask non-advanced users to compile this software for their system.

Please have the kindness to update this package.

Thanks in advance.


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

No it's not obsolete. Many versions of packages are supported even when later versions are available. Just because a newer one is available doesn't always make previous ones obsolete.

You don't understand software support and are basically chasing version numbers blindly.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Take for example, the kernel

All the versions here are fully supported and developed even though 5.2 is the newest. This doesn't make 4.19 obsolete and in fact 4.19 is supported even when 5.2 is dead an gone as 4.19 is a long term supported release. Just because 5.2 is available doesn't discredit or obsolete any of the other versions in any way

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