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Am I supposed to use Ubuntu_14.04 on 16.04?


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I was just doing a new install following the directions provided here:


and I'm putting in:

# PlasticSCM common packages repository
deb https://www.plasticscm.com/plasticrepo/plasticscm-common/Ubuntu_16.04/ ./

# PlasticSCM-latest repository
deb https://www.plasticscm.com/plasticrepo/plasticscm-latest/Ubuntu_16.04/ ./

but that does not seem to be legit... as running:

# PlasticSCM common repository
wget https://www.plasticscm.com/plasticrepo/plasticscm-common/Ubuntu_16.04/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -

# PlasticSCM-latest repository
wget https://www.plasticscm.com/plasticrepo/plasticscm-latest/Ubuntu_16.04/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -

does not work... am I supposed to be using 14.04?

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I haven't encountered any issues myself.

What I mean by red flags are, other system admins asking why a custom unauthenticated repository specified for Ubuntu 14.04 is being added to the Ubuntu 16.04 package manager on not only our developer machines (which I am in control of), but also one or more servers (which they are in control of).

It's just people's perceptions. There may be zero compatibility issues,  but someone is inevitably going to ask me about this. 

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My recommendation would be to either to do away with the platform versioning in the URLs, or if that is not a possibility, simply create additional URLs for the appropriate platform versions and just keep the same code-base.

Currently the installation instructions are a bit confusing (since a 16.04 repository doesn't exist, though I am told to append my Ubuntu version number), so maybe this just needs to be updated to clarify that 14.04 is the repo to use for Ubuntu 14.04 or higher (and that full compatibility testing has been performed). That would at least be something I could show system admins to ease any worries.

If none of that is possible, I could always try to push the ZIP file installs through, thought that is obviously a bit more work all around.

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