Ubuntu as Rolling-Release

  • No-change rebuild to build packages with zstd compression.

Thanks for the links ogra , everything in jammy seems to be swapping over too zstd at the moment.

I plan on going back to LTS as daily updates across lots of machines is a complete pain. :slight_smile:

I’ve realized that security updates are more important than having the latest version of software.


Suppose I don’t go with “frogjump rolling” (do-release-update -d every cycle), but I edit sources.list file and replace the release with devel. (And no Rhino, it’s not mature yet).

I’d like to protect my main applications, and their main dependencies, from temporary problems (like right after major kernel upgrades). So, I choose a to run apt-get dist-upgrade only after all my main apps (and their main dependencies) have a newer version (or two) after the new major kernel version. This is optimistic and simplifying the problem, but it’s for a development desktop anyway.

Are there any tools to automate such buffering/delaying, please?

Hi. Installation: Vanilla Mantic, modified /etc/apt/sources.list to use devel. If I remember right, I’ve run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade at the beginning of December (2023), and it run fine (pointing to Canadian archives).

Now I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, but many updates (or servers or what) are not found: Err:71 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu devel/universe amd64 libswscale7 amd64 7:6.1-4ubuntu1 404 Not Found [IP: 80].

And four lines like W: Conflicting distribution: http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu devel-security InRelease (expected devel-security but got noble).

Most of errors disappeared once I changed from Canadian to the US archives. It downloaded a lot. But sudo apt-get update still fails with “Conflicting distribution” as above.

Please advise.

Ubuntu core desktop and ubuntu core are rolling release

Snapdeck here

I dont have a developer

But now i not have steamOS in my computer

Only ubuntu without apt

I suppose Bug #1728616 “using 'devel' in sources.list causes apt-get updat...” : Bugs : apt package : Ubuntu is still relevant(?)