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Re: Confusing our users - who is supporting LTS?




On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:05:35PM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > To be clear, the ongoing cost to the cloud team of dealing with jessie
> > on AWS (where this issue originally came up) has been exactly zero,
> > afaict. That is, we haven't actually updated anything in >18 months.
> > Users who launch a jessie image there get 8.7, with 106 pending updates.
> > As long as LTS exists and users are happy with it, there's nothing
> > strictly wrong with this situation. They should update their instances
> > and reboot, but from there, they are free to continue using them in
> > relative safety.
> 
> I disagree with the statement that there's nothing wrong with this.

Sorry; to be more precise, I meant that there's nothing wrong that can't
be remedied using entirely standard and well-established workflows, e.g.
dist-upgrade. There's no need to add custom apt sources, apt keys, or
anything like that. dist-upgrade is something I'd expect most users to
do pretty early in the lifetime of a cloud instance (and possibly
regularly after that, depending on how long it's expected to remain
active).

noah

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