Create a repository of LTS packages for Lubuntu

Create a repository of LTS packages for Lubuntu

As you well know, Ubuntu version 14.04 is LTSIn other words, Long Support, a condition that the Ubuntu development team may well maintain but that other teams cannot maintain as well, not by will but due to a lack of volunteers. This must have been wanted to reflect the Lubuntu development team that has created a PPA repository so that its users can have a way to access packages considered as LTS without having to wait for them to be uploaded officially. These LTS packages are current versions of packages considered essential in the distribution and that have long support such as the Linux kernel, critical desktop packages such as PCmanfm or from programs as essential as Abiword.

This PPA repository has been created by Julien Lavergne and initially it will be a maintenance repository, since the idea is that in rapid periods of time, these packages become part of the official distribution repositories. At the moment, the objective of being important has already been achieved, since in addition to LTS packages, the new Lavergne repository has improvements in the artwork and in some bugs such as the famous nm-applet bug, a bug that did not allow us to access the network manager from the desktop. It seems that by incorporating this repository and updating the distribution, our Lubuntu fixes itself and this «problematic»Applet.

How to install the PPA repository?

For those of you who have already added a repository via terminal, the process will be easy, for those who are doing it for the first time, what we have to do is open a terminal (CONTROL + T) and write the following:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa: lubuntu-dev / staging

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

With this the update will begin, if you have a slow connection, wait as it will take a while. Ah! If you have someone you know who uses Lubuntu, recommend this repository, it is almost essential to have.


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  1.   Jose Rodriguez said

    Hello, I did what you say, and I got the following:
    Cannot add PPA: 'ppa: ~ lubuntu-dev / ubuntu / staging'.
    The Team fears: '~ lubuntudev' has no ppa named 'ubuntu / staging'.
    Please choose the following available PPAs:
    * 'backports-staging': backports-staging
    * 'Canary': 'canary'

  2.   bnsalvador said

    It happens to me exactly the same as to Jose Rodriguez
    I have subscribed to this 'Ubunlog' although for now I am only interested in information related to Lubuntu (not all Ubuntu) which is what I was able to install on my 2003 laptop, since Ubuntu (at least 20.04) was blinking me screen and no matter how much I searched the internet, it was impossible for me to solve it (and in the landline, I did not get more definition than a "sad 800 × 600"). Now I was looking for 'synaptics' and I had to settle for' synaptic ', because the package' synaptic_0.84.6.tar.xz I have not managed to install it and it does not seem to be easy at all but I have found this page that seemed like a good solution. It seems like a huge disappointment though. A shame.

    1.    bnsalvador said

      (Sorry, I can't correct the previous comment directly and I hope this new comment is useful for this)
      'synaptic' is precisely the Software Center that by default seems to be in Ubuntu (as I read on the page of this same 'ubunlog': https://ubunlog.com/como-instalar-un-programa-en-ubuntu/, so much of the previous comment would be wrong).
      I realize that the screen definition in the fixed one I think that with several attempts, I got a 1024, but from there I did not pass and today it is still very little, with Lubuntu, those flickering problems on the laptop were removed and even with two monitors.