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Old 05-10-2008, 04:15 AM   #1
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Upgrading GIMP using apt-get reports I already have the latest version


I used: sudo apt-get install gimp
Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
gimp is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libmd5-perl libxml-libxml-common-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl
  libxml-namespacesupport-perl libgtk2-trayicon-perl
  linux-headers-2.6.17-11-generic libcrypt-simple-perl libmcrypt4 libmikmod2
  libxml-libxml-perl libcrypt-blowfish-perl libxml-sax-perl python-wxversion
  libxml-simple-perl libfreezethaw-perl xmms libgpgme11
  linux-headers-2.6.17-11 python-wxgtk2.6 libemail-mime-encodings-perl
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I have version 2.2 on my system, but the latest version is 2.4. I also want to know how to upgrade OpenOffice. I came across a method about adding deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~doko/OOo2 to /etc/apt/sources.lst but some people say the method does not work.
 
Old 05-10-2008, 05:33 AM   #2
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If you really want to install Gimp 2.4 manually, go here.

Special note:

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It's very likely your Linux distribution already comes with a GIMP package. It is a preferred method of installing GIMP, as the distribution maintainers take care of all the dependencies and bug fix updates.
Typically, Ubuntu is a bit behind on package version upgrade releases as they tend to test the software for stability with the system before adding them to the repositories.

Same is most likely true for Open Office, as well, but you can get it here.

Cheers

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Old 05-10-2008, 05:56 AM   #3
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It's nothing urgent. If I'll eventually get the upgrade, I don't mind waiting at all. Thank you for the help!
 
Old 05-10-2008, 09:59 AM   #4
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yes that is the plus and negative of Debian. Debian is VERY stable because they take such a LONG time to test upgrades before adding them to repositories. (the *buntu line is a Debian fork) the plus side is when it is added it will just work. the down side is you will NEVER get bleeding edge updates. for me that is a trade i can live with.

if it takes 2 weeks or 6 months for the update to hit the repository, unless it is a major security fix for my web browser or something like that, then i am happy to wait.
 
Old 05-10-2008, 10:14 AM   #5
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Current Gimp versions for Debian can be seen here: http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...ll&section=all
 
Old 05-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #6
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yes that is the plus and negative of Debian. Debian is VERY stable because they take such a LONG time to test upgrades before adding them to repositories. (the *buntu line is a Debian fork) the plus side is when it is added it will just work. the down side is you will NEVER get bleeding edge updates. for me that is a trade i can live with.

if it takes 2 weeks or 6 months for the update to hit the repository, unless it is a major security fix for my web browser or something like that, then i am happy to wait.
Couldn't have said it better, myself!

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It's nothing urgent. If I'll eventually get the upgrade, I don't mind waiting at all. Thank you for the help!
Smart move... and you're welcome.

Fact is, you can manually install packages that haven't been approved by the distro managers (and the success rate is most likely arguable, and even more likely distro-specific- i.e. Gentoo and Slackware are built for manual installs), but there's no need to risk your system stability if it's not necessary.

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