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Old 01-07-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
RON Howe
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standard procedure for downloading/updating apps notlisted in synaptic manager

I have searched LQ Newbie Forum and am confused . Be grateful to be pointed to definitve source with simple instructions on downloading and installing applications not included in Synaptic Manager.Where can I find a list of repositories? Iam currently using Kubuntu 8.04; want to update to latest Seamonkey suite.
Old 01-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #2
Didier Spaier
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Quoted from a post I founded on another list:
The "seamonkey" package is available only on the "universe" repository. You'll have to enable it (if that hasn't been done yet)
If your question was "I want a version newer than the one available for my distribution", as as a rule of thumb I wouldn't advise you to do that unless you have a *really* good reason: you could mess up your system or fall into what is known as a "dependencies hell".

It would probably be better to upgrade your distribution itself, e.g. in your case upgrade to Kubuntu 8.10 if you need it.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 01-08-2009 at 01:45 AM. Reason: Typo


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