how do i update this?

Asked by wjamoore on 2017-08-29


I have Ubuntu 16.04 and deja dup is waiting for the network (to which i am already attached)
I read it is fixed in 35.3.. But how do I upgrade this?
Please note, this is my business PC and I can't be taking risks.
There is no readme, .configure file... & make does not work
Any help greatly appreciated


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Michael Terry (mterry) said : #1

Newer deja dup versions have some newer dependencies that you'd have to install too, like new gtk. I wouldn't advise it on a machine you care about until the next version of Ubuntu is released.

wjamoore (aaron-moore-alsatis) said : #2

Thanks for the response. But does that mean it will be added to long term support update or not? That's why I took long term support version. the simple fact thatit is called long term support. The clue is in the name

I am surprised that an LTS is released where an installed as standard package does not work. I can understand problems like this if I start to customize, but I expect everything in LTS to be pretty solid.

I am also surprised that a some dependencies are changed for what looks like a basic requirement of backup software. I don't mean to be critical but for me this is a basic requirement of a system. The world seems to have lost beckward compatibility in the name of "progress"


Michael Terry (mterry) said : #3

The new release will not be added to an LTS release. Stable releases have a policy determining which updates are appropriate:

And whole new releases usually aren't. It's possible that a patch backporting that one fix could happen. But even then, it's not clear it's "important enough" to risk accidental regressions.

As for dependencies changing... Yeah I jumped pretty aggressively in using a new GTK release. But it had been a while since I updated and I wanted to modernize a bit.

wjamoore (aaron-moore-alsatis) said : #4

Ok, I see.

I installed sbackup, which works without issue. Sorry, but for me a backup software is a critical part of the install, and I think it should be lightweight and as backwards compatible as possible. And, if on LTS release, should work as intended. I have no idea if that is Canonical fault or whoever, but deja dup is simply not fully tested on 16.04 prior to release

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