I run 18.04 on my main server and I have a hard time to exactly understand what "LTS" means:
- does "Long Time Support" mean that whatever software is installed on day one, at that "version", will be supported together with all the upgrades of this software?
- or that whatever is installed on day one will stay at that "version" ?
When running an
apt list --upgradable I see, among others
python3-distupgrade/bionic-updates,bionic-updates 1:18.04.24 all [upgradable from: 1:18.04.21]
This means that the version moves from
18.04.24, therefore it changes - at least for the most minor part.
What exactly (from software version perspective) changes in time with the LTS?
Note about "marked as duplicate": my question is not about the timing of the support (which is the essence of the other answer) but about the versions of the software which make an LTS.
As an example,
python on my 18.04 servers is
3.6.5. The current stable version is
3.7. Will I get it? Or only updates of
3.6? Is there a rule which states how the evolving versions of a program will or will not be ported to an LTS?