Upgrade upstart to new version without whole system upgrade

Asked by Vasyl Vaskul

I have problems making to work upstart 1.5 scripts on the older version of upstart/ubuntu :

we have group of servers having Ubuntu 11.04 and upstart 0.9.7.

Is it possible to upgrade upstart to at least version 1.5 directly by installing debian package dedicated to newer ubuntu version without full ubuntu upgrade as I don't have such rights.

Thanks in advance.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu 11.04 is not supported any more (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases - end of life date October 28, 2012). You should switch over to a supported Ubuntu release in due course, because there are no patches delivered for that version any more!

And now as an answer to your question: For some packages it is possible to install a higher version that was packages for a newer Ubuntu release without any problem, but for some packages such attempt fails miserably, leading to a broken package management system. You could try on a test system, whether installing upstart version 1.5 works well. I do not think that anyone knows whether that is possible, except by trying.

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Vasyl Vaskul (basilboli) said :

Ok, thanks for your help.