Rolling Rhino; convert Ubuntu into a rolling release as seen on YouTube
Convert Ubuntu into a "rolling release" that tracks the
devel series; for the toughest of Ubuntu users.
Simple shell script to make Ubuntu track the `devel` series.
Rolling Rhino is a simple tool to convert Ubuntu Desktop, and the official
desktop flavours, that has been installed from a daily image into a
"rolling release" by opting into and tracking the
Rolling Rhino is intended for Ubuntu developers and experienced Ubuntu users who want to install Ubuntu once and the track all development updates with automatic tracking of subsequent series.
If you use Rolling Rhino to opt-in to
devel series you're assuming support
of your system, including taking care of PPA migrations, cleaning
obsolete/orphaned packages and actively participating in any issue resolution
for problems you may encounter via Launchpad using
tools such as
Ubuntu Podcast had feedback about making Ubuntu
a rolling release, something we discussed during the main segment of
S13E12 - Red Sky in the Morning
and then covered again based on listener feedback during
S13E14 - Ace of Spades.
During episode S13E14 guest presenter Stuart Langridge
proposed "Ubuntu Rolling Rhino" as the name for a rolling Ubuntu release
along with some ideas as to how it could be implemented. Sergio Schvezov then
followed up via Twitter reminding us that the
devel series exists in Ubuntu.
This inspired me to create this
rolling-rhino tool to somewhat implement
Stuart's idea by taking advantage of the
See the video where I worked with the community to put together the initial implementation of
rolling-rhinoto convert it to a rolling release.
git clone https://github.com/wimpysworld/rolling-rhino.git cd rolling-rhino ./rolling-rhino
Which will output something like this:
Rolling Rhino 🦏 [+] INFO: lsb_release detected. [+] INFO: Ubuntu detected. [+] INFO: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS detected. [+] INFO: Detected ubuntu-desktop. [+] INFO: No PPAs detected, this is good." [+] INFO: All checks passed. Are you sure want to start tracking the devel series? [Y/N]
develseries exists in Ubuntu.
sources.listis not already tracking
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