ninja-build for xenial is out of date

Asked by Kelly Craft

ninja-build for xenial is version 1.5.1-0.1ubuntu1 and needs to be updated to version 1.7.1

When will the be updated?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Why does it "need" to be updated? Are there dangerous bugs or security flaws in the existing version?

If you are aware of these, please report a bug. If they are significant then the package will be updated sooner rather than later. Packages in Ubuntu don't get updated just because a new version is out. Ubuntu is not a rolling release and packages are very often not up to date as stability is champion over getting the latest packages.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I found this PPA which will upgrade the version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dirk-computer42/c42-backport-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

It comes with the usual caveats of a PPA.

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Kelly Craft (scarab96) said :

Ok, maybe needs is a bit strong. I'm not aware of security related changes but it is "recommended" to be updated do to the significance of the fixes/enhancement applied since the 1.5.1 version. The 1.7.1 version was released in Apr and the master branch only has a few other minor changes since then.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Then report a bug stating why it's recommended.

Recommended doesn't mean it's mandatory

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