Neovim apt-get install out of date

Asked by Michael Rastadmehr

Users of Neovim ( have an issue where apt-get install for Ubuntu/Debian users only installs Neovim 0.2.2 (even after apt-get update) which is 2-3 years out of date (the latest stable version is 0.4.3). The launchpad backport is also out of date as it only goes up to 0.3.8:

I have tried posting this as a bug report on the Neovim github page but was told it needs to be reported to Ubuntu/Debian. Is there any way to ensure this is kept up to date on a regular basis?

For reference, I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Thank you

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Please see for the versions of neovim that are delivered with the different Ubuntu releases.
Ubuntu 20.04 (focal) will provide neovim version 0.4.3.

And for
This is a PPA, and its contents are fully in the responsibility of the provider of that PPA

There are also other PPAs with higher versions of neovim, see
Maybe one of them fits your needs (and again, responsibility for these lies with the respective providers).

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Michael Rastadmehr (mrastadmehr) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.