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Firerat I'm talking about current version, it's not in the respositories. This is getting frustrating.
I just want the updated version of program
if I have to apt-get or from repo
can you explain what is the difference between version 0.98.1 and version 0.97.8 ?
I assume you currently have 0.97.8, I guessed Ubuntu from the logo in your post, turns out you have Mint.. but I do not know which version.
if you want to install the latest and greatest , you could look for a third party repo.. ( which has inherent security risks )
or look at installing 'daily snapshots' of mint, stability and security risks..
You can maintain them yourself, by compiling from source
If the repositories do not have the version you are looking for It looks as though the only option you have is to install from the source via the Tarball file you downloaded (as TBOne has so kindly outlined how to do). Best wishes.
To elaborate on Firerat's post, you are dealing with a development cycle and a project's stability.
So, even though ClamAv x.xx is the bleeding edge, newest stable release, most project's will not incorporate it immediately, sometimes waiting for the bugs to show up and be fixed, and sometimes waiting for the software to prove that it is actually stable enough to meet the project's definition of stable. And, the maintainers at your Linux Distro might have to run tests of their own, re-package it, test it, and so on.
So no, if version X of a package came out today, you probably won't see it on "Your Linux Distro/Stable" immediately.
If you want a project that stays on the bleeding edge of version numbers (as if it matters) then check out Arch.
It's a mini-linux image builder. It will give you a bootable image, that has bash CLI and nothing more. From there, you have to build everything that you want. So you can use ANY version that you desire.
Last edited by szboardstretcher; 02-27-2014 at 09:12 AM.