Originally Posted by lleb
yes that is the plus and negative of Debian. Debian is VERY stable because they take such a LONG time to test upgrades before adding them to repositories. (the *buntu line is a Debian fork) the plus side is when it is added it will just work. the down side is you will NEVER get bleeding edge updates. for me that is a trade i can live with.
if it takes 2 weeks or 6 months for the update to hit the repository, unless it is a major security fix for my web browser or something like that, then i am happy to wait.
Couldn't have said it better, myself!
Originally posted by gregorian
It's nothing urgent. If I'll eventually get the upgrade, I don't mind waiting at all. Thank you for the help!
Smart move... and you're welcome.
Fact is, you can
manually install packages that haven't been approved by the distro managers (and the success rate is most likely arguable, and even more likely distro-specific- i.e. Gentoo and Slackware are built for manual installs), but there's no need to risk your system stability if it's not necessary.