Newbie question - Certain package(prometheus-nginx-exporter) is not available for Bionic

Asked by dharmjit singh

Hi Team,

There is this package - prometheus-nginx-exporter which is not availabe for bionic but exists for focal, groovy and hirsute. Is there some compatibility issue or something else.


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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

That piece of software was introduced in Ubuntu only a year after the publication of Ubuntu bionic.

For a workaround you could try manually installing the version for focal on your bionic system.
This can work well, but may also fail with broken dependencies. I suggest that you just try.

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dharmjit singh (dharmjit) said :

it works with manual installation. I am not sure of the process of debian package management, but is it possible to host this package on Bionic as well.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu's strategy does not only have "only limited package updates after publishing", but also "addition of new packages to an already-published release only in limited case".

You can try requesting a backport (see the link in the FAQ), or you can create a PPA of your own.

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