Ubuntu package not updated

Asked by Matteo Contrini on 2016-08-09

It seems that the last version 5.5.2 which includes an important fix hasn't been published to apt yet.

(on Xenial)

~$ sudo apt-get install collectd --only-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
collectd is already the newest version (5.5.1-1build2).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-4.4.0-28 linux-headers-4.4.0-28-generic linux-image-4.4.0-28-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.

When will this happen?

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2016-08-09

You manually run it. In a terminal run:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

It will remove the packages which you no longer need.

I think you misunderstood the question. I'm asking why the online package is not updated to the last version 5.5.2 and why apt says that 5.5.1 is the latest version.

Because that's the latest version in the default repositories.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Ubuntu is no rolling release.
Packages usually stay on the same version as it was when the Ubuntu release was published.
A new version of collectd will only be published with the next Ubuntu release in autumn.

Only if there are severe bugs and/or improvements, then an update of the already published packages will take place.

see https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/collectd for the different versions available in the Ubuntu releases.

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