Ubuntu package not updated

Asked by Matteo Contrini

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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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You manually run it. In a terminal run:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

It will remove the packages which you no longer need.

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Matteo Contrini (matteocontrini) said :

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.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

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

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

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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