Quote Originally Posted by purehate View Post
Whenever a security update is introduced into the main Ubuntu repositories, we "grab" it and review it for one week in our testing repo as we do with any package which ubutnu devs maintain to make sure that it will not break any aspect of backtrack.
Now I have a question

From what I recall, BackTrack 4 was using Ubuntu 8.10 base packages. Ubuntu releases that are not designated LTS have an 18 month support cycle, which means that with the release of lucid back in April, there would be no more security updates for the Ubuntu 8.10 packages. How are BackTrack security patches now "grabbed" from Ubuntu? Are you actually getting different package versions than 8.10 and I just misremembered this as the base package version, or is there some other strategy in place?