[postgis-users] PostGIS setup - Ubuntu Breezy + PostgreSQL-8.1

John Taber jtaber at johntaber.net
Mon Apr 17 07:48:41 PDT 2006

Stefano Costa wrote:
> The objective would be that apt-get install postgis always provides users with
> the latest version of the software, without the pain of adding repositories and
> so on.
Note that main Ubunutu repositories are not designed to be the latest 
packages, only an every 6 month snapshot of Deb Unstable plus any major 
security updates.  If you want the latest at all times, you need to run 
Deb Unstable.  The advantage of Ubuntu is a little more stability while 
staying close to up-to-date.  If you try to add newer Deb Unstable 
packages, you risk dependency problems (I've tried, had bad experiences, 
  and have gone back to just waiting until the next 6 mo release).  But 
you can add newer packages to the "Backport" section or have your own 
repository with all the necessary updated dependencies and people can 
use at their own risk.

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