Package update to latest version?

Asked by Andreas K. on 2020-11-13

Hi,
the version here is almost 10 years old - the game port is still in active development and currently at version 0.4.6.
Would anyone be so kind to update the repo to this latest version?
Thanks a mill,
Andreas

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Andreas K.
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2020-11-15
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2020-11-15
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2020-11-14

I suggest you report a bug. If the bug and security fixes are significant then the package will be updated sooner rather than later. Ubuntu is not a rolling release distribution and packages can be left unupdated in favour of one's with issues.

You may find a PPA here on Launchpad.net

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

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

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

You have to be aware that Ubuntu is copying packages from Debian (to avoid double packaging work), and as far as I can see also Debian is only on version 0.2.1.
To get the package updated in Ubuntu it could be helpful to create a bug report also in the Debian bug tracker (with cross-links from the Ubuntu bug to the Debian one and vice versa).

Andreas K. (pagan-s) said : #5

Thanks for the advice(s).
I used the easy way now, though - and compiled it myself...
So consider this 'solved' for me.