Why isn't 2.6.x not available for trusty LTS?

Asked by Jean-Baptiste Lièvremont


I see that the only package available for trusty is 2.5.0, why is 2.6.1 not available also?

I was able to build and run it successfully when built from source, but I would really prefer to use a packaged version. As last resort, I could update my box to vivid, but I would also like to avoid side effects due to the dist upgrade.

Thanks, regards.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Of what application?

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Packages in Ubuntu releases are usually updated to a new version only in specific cases, e.g. for fixing bugs.

If you think that updating protobuf from 2.5 to 2.6 in trusty provides enough benefit to justify a SRU (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates ) then please create a bug report stating this.

There are PPAs where people have packaged that new version; you should be able to use one of them if you want.
see e.g. https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-lxc/+archive/ubuntu/lxc-stable?field.series_filter=trusty

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Jean-Baptiste Lièvremont (mithfindel) said :

Thanks for the pointer on the other PPAs. Updating the package in trusty does not justify a SRU, it's mostly a question of using the same version as my team-mates to avoid nasty side effects.

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Jean-Baptiste Lièvremont (mithfindel) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.