Updating ubuntu linux
For backports: version 1.05 and support for SSL servers was added in version 1.10.
This clearly increases my preference for doing backports instead of hand crafted software builds when putting together my software stack.
A very common backporting use case is to enable the latest version of application or software library on a server running the older version of the operating system. If the package needs source code changes then your road will be more bumpy.
As a reminder, the Web Upd8 Oracle Java PPA doesn't include any Java binaries, just a script that automatically downloads and install Oracle Java 8.Everything is done automatically so you'll get updates through the update manager for JDK8 which includes JRE8 and the Java browser plugin.It's also important to note that the Oracle Java 8 installer is considered in alpha and is offered without any guarantees! If you ISP or router blocks the ports used by the Oracle Java 8 download servers, the installation may fail.To set which is default, simply install its "set-default" package: oracle-java8-set-default for Oracle Java 8, or oracle-java9-set-default for Oracle Java 9.Backporting is a process to get new package releases to run on non-latest Linux distribution versions. Note that in this blog post I only consider backports which compile as is.