update to 4.16 on xenial

Asked by Ben on 2019-07-19

Hi. Unfortunately, xenial is only being shipped with qpdfview 0.4.14, which has a fundamental error that prevents .djvu-files from being opened. Perhaps the ubuntu powers can distribute a newer version, such as 0.4.16?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

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

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

If you deem the error big enough to justify a SRU, please create a bug report.

There are already PPAs with a newer version, e.g. https://launchpad.net/~b-eltzner/+archive/ubuntu/qpdfview

Ben (keinspamhier) said : #3

Thanks, will do.

Ben (keinspamhier) said : #4

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

I doubt that adding a comment in a bug report that is already marked as "fix released" will receive sufficient attention. You probably better create a new bug report against "qpdfview in Ubuntu".

Ben (keinspamhier) said : #6

As far as I understand, what you're suggesting is against the SRU procedure. Can you provide me with an example of a good bug report?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

There are all details in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates or for a backport see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports (I think for a backport of the newest version the dependencies are not fulfilled in xenia.l)

Ben (keinspamhier) said : #8

Yes, I've seen that page. Look, I'm not a developer and I'm not a native speaker either - all this developer talk is way over my head (and I'm having a hard time to understand why average users have to beg the developers not to provide them with a heavily broken piece of software) but I'm willing to learn. *Please* show me how a bug report in such a case would look like or -even better- write it yourself let me have a look into it.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

" I'm not a developer and I'm not a native speaker either "

Nor am I

Ben (keinspamhier) said : #10

And being helpful isn't your strength either. Wh at exactly is the purpose of your presence?