Update Apache2 from ppa:ondrej/apache2

Discussion in 'General' started by progressed36, May 15, 2020.

  1. progressed36

    progressed36 Member

    Hi i have my server farm at Digital Ocean to great content, but unfortunately its also adds Digital Ocean's default repository thats really behind in packages. example:

    PHP 7.2 is version 7.2.24 (october 2019) where the latest version now is 7.2.31. This one is solved with ppa:eek:ndrej/php
    I used to build my own versions because of the footnote way before that it should only be used for testing/developing purposes. Not any more im not :) (HUGE TIME SAVE)

    Now... for apache2 im wondering the same. Digital Oceans apache version is 2.4.29 ( 1st of april 2019) and the latest version is 2.4.41.

    My question: is it save without breaking ISPConfig to update to this version using ppa:eek:ndrej/apache2 repository?

  2. nhybgtvfr

    nhybgtvfr Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    is isn't supported by ispconfig.

    that said, I use the ondrej repo's for apache and php myself, and I've not noticed any problems with it at all after months of use.
    (ubuntu 18.04)

    p.s. the latest apache version in the ondrej repo is actually 2.4.43, and the official ubuntu repo version on 20.04 is currently 2.4.41 so till is probably hard at work testing ispconfig 3.1.16 on it as we type.....
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  3. progressed36

    progressed36 Member

    You are right. my bad (typo). The official Ubuntu 18.04 (my version) is 2.4.29. It seems like bad practice to stay a full year behind with Apache's updates. Looking at the change logs allot of security issues are fixed in between... which basically means im not secure now :/ i really dont get it...

    Ok so your experience that it doesn't break anything thusfar... maybe somebody else can confirm with my version (18.04)?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The opposite is the case, you are secure now and plan to upgrade to a potentially less stable environment. There is a complete misunderstanding from your side regarding updates and version numbers in Linux distributions. Linux Distributions like Ubuntu patch packages for security issues without using a higher version number, they are made to provide stable systems for business use, so unless Ubuntu 18.04 gets EOL, you are safe to use the packages that ship with Ubuntu. In general, you can sum it up like this: If you set up a system for your hobby or development and stability and security are not a major concern, then use a bleeding edge version from third-party repo if you have fun testing things out and don't care when the system breaks. If you are installing a server for business use and stability and security matter for you, then stay with the original Ubuntu packages.
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